The United States and the Soviet Union signed three agreements in Moscow on Friday (28 June) and then allocated extra time for summit talks between President Nixon and Mr.
SV Nixon and Podgorny seated at table and delegates standing behind them.
SV Nixon signing paper.
SV Podgorny finishes signing and gets up to exchange papers.
SV Nixon and Podgorny exchange papers and shaking hands. (3 shots)
SV Kissinger (left) and Gromyko signing papers.
SCU Brezhnev talking to Nixon.
SV Kissinger and Gromyko exchange paper and shaking hands then shakes hands with others.
GV Drinks being distributed and all drinking.
Initials VS 22.47 VS 22.59
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Background: The United States and the Soviet Union signed three agreements in Moscow on Friday (28 June) and then allocated extra time for summit talks between President Nixon and Mr. Leonid Brezhnev.
Under the pink and white dome of the Kremlin's St. Vladimir Hall, the three agreements were signed by President Nixon and Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger on the American side and Premier Alexei Kosygin, President Nikolai Podgorny and Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko for the Soviet Union. After the ceremony they celebrated with champagne.
One of the three agreements established a joint commission to share knowledge about construction methods, especially in earthquake-prone areas and in extreme climatic conditions. A second commission was formed, this one to exchange information on energy use and transmission. The third agreement covered the field of medical research, specialising in artificial hearts and blood disorders.
President Nixon and Mr. Brezhnev have cancelled a scheduled visit to an astronauts' training centre on Saturday (29 June) so that they will have time for additional talks. The leaders have already met twice.
SYNOPSIS: Officials say the Soviet-American talks are progressing "in an atmosphere of frankness and with out any secret agreements whatsoever".
However, even though there were champagne toasts to celebrate the new agreements, it has been acknowledged there is still much to be done. Mr. Brezhnev told newsmen, "This will require new efforts, a purposeful quest and goodwill". The Nixon visit continues until next Wednesday.