Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

President Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow 40 years ago today (June 27 1974)

(Thursday, June 27, 1974; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev vowed to seek lasting world peace as their week of summit talks began today in Moscow in an atmosphere of flag-waving, laughing conviviality.

It was Nixon’s second visit to Moscow as president (the first, in May 1972, was a first for a sitting U.S. president) (click here for video at 2:35:53).