He was the first U.S. president to visit a communist nation since the start of the Cold War:
Richard Nixon.When he visited Romania in 1969, Richard Nixon became the first president to visit a communist nation since the start of the Cold War. In February 1972, the Republican Nixon shook the world with his visit to China. Nixon then followed that with a summit in Moscow, signing seven agreements with the Soviet Union ranging from arms control to space exploration.
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