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Castro Visits the U.S.S.R., 1972 (0:55)
Castro travels to the U.S.S.R. and meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

July 26, on the final stage of his journey, Fidel was met at Vnukovo 2 airport in Moscow by Leonid Brezhnev, Nicolai Podgorny, Alexei Kosygin, and other senior Soviet party and government officials. The following day, at the Kremlin Palace, representatives from both countries met for a first round of official talks.

That same evening, also at the Kremlin, comrade Nicolai Podgorny, the President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., presented Fidel with the Order of Lenin. This is the second time Fidel has received the Order, which is the Soviet Union's highest decoration.

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