COOPERATION IN SPACE. SIGNED BY NIXON, KISSINGER AND THE FULL APOLLO-SOYUZ CREW.
14 by 11 inch vintage photograph of the official Kremlin reception celebrating the official visit of the President Richard Nixon to the Soviet Union. WITH: 1 by 1½ inch first day of issue 8¢ Copernicus postmark on 8½ by 11 inch "Cooperation in Space" certificate stamped "Washington DC, Apr. 23, 1973. First day of issue."
Provenance: From the collection of Anatole Forostenko, chief Russian language instructor for the ASTP astronauts.
SIGNED BY RICHARD NIXON, HENRY KISSINGER, TOM STAFFORD, VANCE BRAND, DONALY SLAYTON, KAROL "BO" BOBKO, ALEXEI LEONOV AND VALERI KUBASOV.
A very rare image of an unprecedented moment in history, the official Kremlin reception hosted by Brezhnev on Nixon's visit to the Soviet Union, at which the Apollo-Soyuz crew were official guests. In attendance with Nixon were Henry Kissinger, soviet officials Brezhnev, Suslov, Gromyko & HN Kosygin who signed the Cooperation in Space agreement in 1972 for the Soviet Union.