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U.S. President Gerald Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev meet in Helsinki, Finland, 1975. President Ford persuaded the Soviet leader to join in a formal recognition of universal human rights. This breakthrough emboldened democratic movements throughout the Soviet bloc.
U.S. President Gerald Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev meet in Helsinki, Finland, 1975. President Ford persuaded the Soviet leader to join in a formal recognition of universal human rights. This breakthrough emboldened democratic movements throughout the Soviet bloc.
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