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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XV, Soviet Union, June 1972–August 1974

Editors:
Douglas E. Selvage
Melissa Jane Taylor
General Editor:
Edward C. Keefer

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2011

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

The volume includes numerous direct personal communications between President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev covering a host of issues, including clarifying the practical application of the SALT I and AMB agreements signed in Moscow. Other major themes covered include the war in Indochina, arms control, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), commercial relations and most-favored-nation status, grain sales, the emigration of Soviet Jews, Jackson-Vanik legislation, and the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war. High-level meetings and summits, both in the United States and the Soviet Union, are documented in detail, including Assistant for National Security Affairs Henry Kissinger's conversations with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko leading up to Nixon's final visit to the Soviet Union in June 1974.