With Summit, Helsinki Can Burnish Role as Storied Diplomatic Venue

On Monday, Finland's capital will become the venue for talks between the U.S. and Russian leaders for the fourth time since the first American-Soviet summit in Helsinki. It was August 1975 when Moscow, represented not by Russian, but senior Soviet officials led by the general secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, Leonid Brezhnev, met with an American delegation led by the 38th U.S. president, Gerald Ford. The so-called Helsinki Accords, resulting in the recognition of...

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