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President Bush - Color, 1993 Signing: START II Agreement. 03Jan93

Reel Number: 221767-01

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1993,1990s

Country: Russia,USA,USSR

Location: Kremlin,Moscow,Vladimir’s Hall

TC Begins: 16:00:00

TC Ends: 17:00:50

Duration: 01:00:50

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk President Bush - Color, 1993 Signing: START II Agreement. 03Jan93 Color bars VO (in info). President George H.W. Bush & President Yeltsin down Kremlin staircase to table in Vladimir’s Hall, guests seated around. Signing Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, handshaking holding documents. 16:01:55 Tray of champagne glasses passed around & toast drunk w/o any official toasts, Yeltsin walks off towards US group; Bush to USSR & clinking glasses & then repeat w/ own delegations (Bush seems lost). 16:03:32 Again sit at table w/ Marvin Fitzwater next to Bush, Yeltsin introduced & statements read re scale & importance of treaty w/ alternating English translation, economics as less costly to destroy than to maintain; importance that President-elect Clinton fully supported conclusion of START II. Thanks Scowcroft, Baker, Eagleburger & Kozyrev & Grachev. 16:28:22 Bush: (w/ alternating Russian translationi) “...half of this century, the Soviet Union & the United States stood locked in a nuclear standoff....today, the cold war is over, & for the first time in history an American President has set foot in a democratic Russia.... (talks of START II building on START I)...shake hands. 16:40:52 Q & A begins, CNN asks about discussions on Bosnia. 16:41:48 Bush Says they discussed in some detail; felt they were close. Yeltsin gives long answer about many things talked about: reform, military conflicts, doesn’t mention Bosnia only former Yugoslavia. 16:48:08 Q. to Yeltsin asking view on prospect for ratification. Yeltsin agrees that some Deputies against it & anything positive as seen thru their support of Iraq & its aggression; but is confident it will be ratified. 16:51:57 Q. to Bush, does he think Congress will ratify? Yes. Q. to Yeltsin: How awkward to deal w/ a new President in Washington? says had met w/ Clinton when he was a candidate & Yeltsin was in D.C. Has asked to meet w/ him after inauguration. 16:55:16 Q. to Yeltsin. Explain how START II will not weaken Russia. Yeltsin gives numbers of existing warheads & number allowed...this is a powerful shield. Bush adds “we don’t view it as a one-sided treaty... 16:57:28 Ann Compton ABC News final question: do you think it can be ratified & implemented if US doesn’t come forward w/ additional amount of aid? Bush doesn’t see aid necessary before ratification. Says US will help Russia as much as it can. 17:00:18 End of press conference. All getting up & shaking hands etc. 1990s; Post-Cold War; Diplomacy; Diplomats; Opposition; Communist Conservatives; Democracy; Any continuous 20 minutes of 16:00:00 - 17:00:50 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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