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    MOSCOW, SOVIET UNION

    Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and his Politburo colleagues paid their last respects on Friday (29 January) to veteran ideologist Mikhail Suslov, who died at the age of 79 on Monday (25 January).

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    1. GV & CU Portrait of Mikhail Suslov hanging outside Hall of Columns, central Moscow. (2 SHOTS) 0.04
    2. SV People file into Hall of Columns. (2 SHOTS) 0.13
    3. CU PULL BACK TO SV Medals pinned to fabric on draped coffin and people around coffin. (2 SHOTS) 0.34
    4. SV Coffin draped with flowers. 0.37
    5. SV Brezhnev greets members of the family. 0.45
    6. GV & SV Military funeral cortege outside the Kremlin. (3 SHOTS) 0.58
    7. SV Troops carry coffin off gun carriage, place it on platform then uncover Suslov's face as crowd look on. (3 SHOTS) 1.08
    8. GV Red Square. 1.10
    9. SV PULL BACK Brezhnev and others follow coffin in procession in Red Square to burial place. 1.39
    10. SV & GV Woman relative kisses Suslov as others look on. (SHOTS) 1.54
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    Background: MOSCOW, SOVIET UNION

    Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and his Politburo colleagues paid their last respects on Friday (29 January) to veteran ideologist Mikhail Suslov, who died at the age of 79 on Monday (25 January). Mr. Brezhnev and the other senior members of the Kremlin leadership, now deprived of its second most powerful figure, stood in a guard of honour beside Mr. Suslov's coffin in the Hall of the Columns in central Moscow. Thousands of troops sealed off the centre of the city for the lying-in-state, which was followed by an elaborate funeral in Red Square. The coffin was brought to Red Square in a gun carriage pulled by an army scout car. In a break with tradition, Mr. Brezhnev and his Politburo colleagues did not join the military pallbearers carrying the coffin but walked behind it as it was borne to the burial plot in Red Square, next to that of Joseph Stalin.

    Source: SOVIET TELEVISION

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA11UGVU2DJH32AGNVJ47F82XL3
    Media URN:
    VLVA11UGVU2DJH32AGNVJ47F82XL3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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