• Short Summary

    Twelve-hundred delegates to the Czechoslovak Communist Party Conference burst into spontaneous applause yesterday (Tuesday) when Party leader Gustav Husak thanked the Soviet Union for intervening in the country in 1968.

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    Twelve-hundred delegates to the Czechoslovak Communist Party Conference burst into spontaneous applause yesterday (Tuesday) when Party leader Gustav Husak thanked the Soviet Union for intervening in the country in 1968. He expressed his personal gratitude to Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev -- seated alongside the Czechoslovak leaders -- for sending aid to stop counter-revolution. Dr. Husak went on to denounce his predecessors Antonin Novotny and Alexander Dubcek, outlining policies for a prosperous future of the country.

    SYNOPSIS: In Prague the fourteenth Czechoslovak Communist Party Conference opened on Tuesday. Twelve-hundred delegates saw further confirmation of Soviet-Czechoslovak friendship. Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev appeared alongside Dr. Gustav Husak, the Czechoslovak Party Chief.

    President Ludvig Svoboda officially opened the conference. But the main attention on the first day was to centre on Dr. Husak's speech, in which he was to thank the Soviet Union for intervening in the country in 1968 . He expressed his personal gratitude to Mr. Brezhnev for sending aid to stop counter-revolution.

    Dr. Husak, seen here during his speech, went on to denounce his predecessors, Antonin Novotny and Alexander Dubcek. He also outlined policies for a prosperous economy and for improvement in national housing and production.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1946JAUC7H32T42NAQNODNLLT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1946JAUC7H32T42NAQNODNLLT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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