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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nixon Back for Three-Day Visit

Former U. S. President Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow Tuesday as part of a five-nation fact finding tour.

During his three-day visit, he is scheduled to meet with President Boris Yeltsin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Kozyrev, and members of the parliament.

While in Russia this past June, Nixon praised Yeltsin and spoke of the need to support reforms in Russia.

Nixon, 80, also plans to meet with President Francois Mitterand of France and is scheduled to visit Poland and two republics of the former Soviet Union, according to The Associated Press.

He will be traveling with two aides, Sovietologist Dmitry Simes and a bodyguard, the wire service reported.

Nixon, U. S. President from 1968-1974, first visited Moscow in 1959 when he was vice president.