• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION AND THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) SIGNED AN AIR TRAFFIC AGREEMENT IN NICOSIA, PROVIDING FOR A CIVIL AIR LINK BETWEEN MOSCOW AND THE CYPRUS CAPITAL.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET UNION AND THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) SIGNED AN AIR TRAFFIC AGREEMENT IN NICOSIA, PROVIDING FOR A CIVIL AIR LINK BETWEEN MOSCOW AND THE CYPRUS CAPITAL.

    THE AGREEMENT FOLLOWED THE ARRIVAL IN NICOSIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) OF A SOVIET ILYUSHIN TURBO-PROP AIRLINER BELONGING TO THE RUSSIAN STATE AIRLINE AEROFLOT. THE PLANE - FIRST RUSSIAN AIRLINER TO LAND IN CYPRUS - WAS MET BY MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR AND THE LEADER OF THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION TO THE TALKS WITH THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT. THEY GAVE THE CREW A VERY WARM RECEPTION.

    REPORTS SAY THE RECEPTION WAS ORGANISED BY AKEL, THE 40,000-STRONG COMMUNIST MOVEMENT ON THE ISLAND - A MEMBERSHIP WHICH TOTALS ABOUT 7 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION. THE ILYUSHIN WAS ON A ROUTE-PROVING FLIGHT FROM DAMASCUS. THE SERVICE IS EXPECTED TO BE ONCE WEEKLY FROM MOSCOW TO NICOSIA, DAMASCUS AND BACK. THE FIRST AIRLINER IS EXPECTED IN NICOSIA NEXT THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1PJE56RQSPG6EIXFUB33EFCDN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1PJE56RQSPG6EIXFUB33EFCDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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