• Short Summary

    INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, SARDAR SWARAN SINGH ARRIVED IN MOSCOW YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR TALKS WITH SOVIET OFFICIALS -- TWO WEEKS BEFORE INDIAN AND PAKISTANI LEADERS ARE DUE TO MEET FOR A SUMMIT CONFERENCE AT TASHKENT IN THE SOUTHERN U.

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    THE LONG BROAD NAVOI AVENUE, FOCAL POINT OF THE CITY; A MEMORIAL TO 14 COMMISSARS KILLED BY ENEMIES OF THE REVOLUTION IN THE EARLY DAYS OF SOVIET RULE; TASHKENT UNIVERSITY AND TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE; PALACES WHICH HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO RECREATION CENTRES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE; MODERN UP-TO-DATE SPORTS FACILITIES INCLUDING A FINE STADIUM AND SWIMMING POOL; AND THE CITY'S TELEVISION STUDIO FROM WHICH PROGRAMMES ARE BEAMED THROUGHOUT UZBEKISTAN, AND NEIGHBOURING KAZAKHSTAN AND KIRGIZIA.




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    Background: INDIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, SARDAR SWARAN SINGH ARRIVED IN MOSCOW YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR TALKS WITH SOVIET OFFICIALS -- TWO WEEKS BEFORE INDIAN AND PAKISTANI LEADERS ARE DUE TO MEET FOR A SUMMIT CONFERENCE AT TASHKENT IN THE SOUTHERN U.S.S.R. THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE VISIT IS IN RESPONSE TO A LONG-STANDING INVITATION TO MR SINGH FROM SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER GROMYKO, BUT THAT FINAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TASHKENT MEETING WILL BE DISCUSSED.

    THE TASHKENT MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT AYUB AND PREMIER SHASTRI IS DUE TO START ON JANUARY 4TH. WHEN THE MEETING WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED ON DECEMBER 8TH, THE SOVIET NEWS AGENCY TASS SAID THAT SOVIET PREMIER KOSYGIN WOULD ATTEND THE SUMMIT "WHEN THIS IS NECESSARY".

    TASHKENT IS THE CAPITAL OF SOVIET UZBEKISTAN -- A MAJOR CULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL CENTRE IN THE SOUTH-EAST SOVIET UNION.

    TASHKENT DATES BACK AT LEAST TO THE 7TH CENTURY A.D. BECAUSE OF THE DANGER OF EARTHQUAKES, THE CITY'S HOUSES TEND TO BE BUILD RATHER LOW. MANY OF THEM ARE SCREENED BY POPLAR, WILLOW AND FRUIT TREES WHICH LINE THE BROAD AVENUES. ITS POPULATION IN 1959 WAS ESTIMATED AT 911,000, WITH RUSSIANS, SARTS AND UZBEKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17QUR24WHORK98BPING9ZQQEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA17QUR24WHORK98BPING9ZQQEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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