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Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy meet in Vienna, 1961.
Richard Nixon and Alexei Kosygin sign a joint agreement on "Cooperation in the Fields of Science and Technology", 1972.
American Thomas P. Stafford (foreground) and Russian Aleksei A. Leonov shake hands in space on July 17, 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.
American stronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton and Russian cosmonaut Alexey A. Leonov in the Soyuz Orbital Module.