As her husband prepared a television address to the Soviet people, Mrs. Pat Nixon took?
As her husband prepared a television address to the Soviet people, Mrs. Pat Nixon took advantage of a lull in State functions to watch young gymnasts at a Moscow school, on Tuesday ( 2 July).
The wife of the United States President was extended an invitation to attend the 1980 Olympics, which Moscows hopes to stage -- although the site has not yet been named.
Los Angeles is also vying for the games.
Mrs. Nixon told the director of the Moscow school she would attend the Olympics and hoped to see some of his pupils competing.
Later, President Nixon told the Soviet people that the world's two superpowers were learning to co-operate but still faced many difficulties in controlling their strategic nuclear arms.
In a nationwide radio and television address, he stressed that the Moscow Summit talks were aimed at "giving both of our nations a positive stake in peace."
SYNOPSIS: The last fully day of President and Mrs. Nixon's visit to Moscow on Tuesday found the coupe in two contrasting roles. As Mr. Nixon prepared a television and radio address to the Soviet people, Mrs. Nixon watched budding Olympics in actin at a school for young gymnasts. Youngsters entertained their VIP visitor with all forms of gymnastics.
As Mrs. Nixon watched the youngsters perform, the Director of the school, Mr. Marat Rankov, extended an invitation for her to attend the nineteen-eighty Olympics. Moscow is vying with Los Angeles as site for the Games. Mrs. Nixon said she would attend the games and hoped to see some of the young gymnasts competing in them.
President Nixon, meanwhile, spoke of co-operation rather than competition in his address to the Soviet people. Mr. Nixon said the world's two superpowers were learning to co-operate but still faced many difficulties in controlling their strategic nuclear arms. He stressed that his Moscow summit talks were aimed at "giving both of our nations a positive stake in peace." The President made his speech after a plenary session of his talks with Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev which started five hours behind schedule. A joint communique issued afterwards said the two sides exchanged views on arms limitations, underground nuclear tests, the Middle East and troop reduction in central Europe. The summit ends on Wednesday following a final signing ceremony.