• Short Summary

    As part of the Soviet Union's 60th anniversary celebrations, President Leonid Brezhnev on thursday (3 November) received the head of all foreign missions in Moscow at a gathering in the Kremlin.

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    As part of the Soviet Union's 60th anniversary celebrations, President Leonid Brezhnev on thursday (3 November) received the head of all foreign missions in Moscow at a gathering in the Kremlin.

    SYNOPSIS: This was a chance for ambassadors and other senior diplomats to take a three-dimensional and close-up look at the 71-years-old Brezhnev, who is now undisputedly the most powerful man in the Soviet Union.

    He is the first man since the event they are celebrating, the revolution of 1917, to hold the offices of both Head of State and Chief of the Communist Party. The 60th anniversary jubilee has also been turned into a massive celebration of the personality and achievements of President Brezhnev. His portrait is seen everywhere in Moscow surrounded by acres of red flags and bunting; television programmes are featuring his old speeches and film clips of his career; and a new marble bust was completed just in time for these celebrations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SKVBA4XH2T9DIHMAK3UWH77F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SKVBA4XH2T9DIHMAK3UWH77F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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