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Soviet Legislators to Visit U.S.

An eight-member delegation from the Soviet Union will arrive here May 19 for a 10-day visit, the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced today. The delegation of members of the Supreme Soviet–the USSR’s parliament–are arriving as a result of an invitation issued earlier this year by Speaker of the House Carl Albert and Vice-President Gerald Ford. This visit by Soviet legislators will be the first by such officials since 1933.

The delegation is headed by B.N. Ponomarev, alternate member of the politburo of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party. Other members of the delegation include officials of Pravda, Tass and Izvestia. The group will spend three days with members of the House and the Senate and then leave on May 23 for visits to San Francisco and New York City.