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Photo: U.S. President Jimmy Carter and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev


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June 18, 1979: U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev shake hands while Soviet Foreign Minister Andrej Gromyko, center, applauds in the Vienna Imperial Hofburg Palace after Carter and Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II Treaty. Behind Carter, partly covered, is U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; behind Brezhnev is Soviet Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Dobrynin and at far right is Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Usitnov. [AP/Wide World Photo]

June 18, 1979: U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev shake hands while Soviet Foreign Minister Andrej Gromyko, center, applauds in the Vienna Imperial Hofburg Palace after Carter and Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II Treaty. Behind Carter, partly covered, is U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; behind Brezhnev is Soviet Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Dobrynin and at far right is Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Usitnov. [AP/Wide World Photo]

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