shortly summarize, what were the Helsinki records attempting to accomplish?
Helsinki Accords, also known as Helsinki Final Act was a huge diplomatic agreement signed in Helsinki, Finland. The main purpose of the accord was to reduce tension between the Soviet and Western blocs. It was to be achieved by securing common agreement of the aftermath of the second world war status-quo between the two groups. The agreement pledged not to violate the post world war-II frontiers in Europe. Also, it was agreed that the 35 signatory countries to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. Cooperation in economic, scientific, humanitarian, and all other areas was part of the agreement.
Helsinki talks continued and in 1972 four main topics formed the center of discussion:
i) the question of Europe security
ii) cooperation in economics, science and technology, and the environment
iii) humanitarian and cultural cooperation
iv) follow-up of the conference
Helsinki Accords.Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/event/Helsinki-Accords