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This Happened

This Happened — June 27: Moscow Summit

The Moscow Summit began on this day in 1974 and lasted six days. The primary participants of the Moscow Summit were the United States and the Soviet Union, led respectively by President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.

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What was the purpose of the Moscow Summit?

The main objective of the Moscow Summit was to promote dialogue and improve relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The summit aimed to address various global issues, including arms control, nuclear disarmament, and regional conflicts.

What were the key outcomes of the Moscow Summit?

The Moscow Summit led to the signing of several agreements, including the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I) and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. These agreements aimed to limit the nuclear arms race and establish a framework for arms control between the two superpowers.

How did the Moscow Summit impact U.S.-Soviet relations?

The Moscow Summit marked a significant milestone in U.S.-Soviet relations during the Cold War. The agreements signed during the summit laid the foundation for future arms control negotiations and helped ease tensions between the two superpowers. The summit demonstrated a willingness to engage in dialogue and work towards areas of mutual interest, contributing to a period of détente between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

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