1967 Year in Review

Sino-Soviet Split

Published: 1967
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Announcer: In 1967, the rift between Russia and Red China was intensified, and they made no attempt to hide the feud. Radio Moscow had this comment.

Radio Moscow: "The Soviet Union has warned China, they reserve the rights to take any 5:36 steps necessary, unless China ensures the right and of public citizens."

Announcer: Charges and countercharges between Peking and Moscow almost led to a break in diplomatic relations.

If Mao lost any sleep in 1967, it was because of his countryï?½s internal unrest, and not the feud with Russia. This unrest which led to purges of Mao's dissenters, didnï?½t help to get them into the United Nations this past year. Neither did the fact that they exploded their first hydrogen bomb.

A move to seat them in the United Nations failed again; the move has failed since 1950. While relations with the two giants of communism teetered, Russia and the United States took action to cement their relationship. Although there was stiff congressional opposition to it, a councilor treaty between Moscow and Washington was passed.

A space treaty was agreed to by the United States, the Soviet Union, and 60 other nations. The treaty limits military activities in space. Signing the treaty for Russia at the White House was their Ambassador, Anatoly Dobrynin.

Anatoly Dobrynin: "Outer space presents a new great challenge to mankind. International cooperation in this field, on the basis of equality provided for in the treaty will allow all countries to actually participate in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space."

Announcer: The District Attorney of New Orleans, Louisiana, became an internationally known figure when he decided to launch his own investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. District Attorney James Garrison tells why.

James Garrison: "We began looking in to the question of a possible role of individuals in the City of New Orleans with regard to what ended up as the assassination of President Kennedy. When I began studying this out of curiosity, some of the material written about the Warren Commission Report."

Announcer: Despite criticism from many sources, Garrison is determined to continue his investigation.

Continuing too is the race to the moon, but the efforts by the United States and Russia came to a tragic halt early in 1967. This was the announcement from Cape Kennedy.

Unknown Speaker: "A fire broke out, there has been a fatality, we do not know who it is yet. We are waiting on word now from the Cape."

Announcer: The complete story of space, tragedy, failure, success, coming up next on United Press International's 1967 In Review.