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    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FINLAND'S PRESIDENT URHO KEKKONEN WAS PRESENTED WITH THE INSIGNIA OF THE ORDER OF LENIN BY THE SOVIET PRESIDENT ANASTAS MIKOYAN.

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    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FINLAND'S PRESIDENT URHO KEKKONEN WAS PRESENTED WITH THE INSIGNIA OF THE ORDER OF LENIN BY THE SOVIET PRESIDENT ANASTAS MIKOYAN.

    THE RUSSIAN LEADER, IN HELSINKI FOR A TWO-DAY VISIT, MADE THE PRESENTATION AT A SIMPLE CEREMONY BENEATH A PAINTING OF LENIN IN THE SOVIET EMBASSY.

    MR MIKOYAN SAID THE ORDER WAS BEING BESTOWED ON MR KEKKONEN IN RECOGNITION OF HIS WORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF PEACE AND FRIENDLY RELATIONS, AND FOR THE LESSENING OF INTERNATIONAL TENSIONS. ALL THIS, HE DECLARED, WAS AN EXAMPLE OF THE STRENGTH OF PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN NATIONS WITH DIFFERENT SOCIAL SYSTEMS.

    HE CONVEYED TO THE FINNISH PRESIDENT THE PERSONAL CONGRATULATIONS OF MR LEONID BREZHNEV, THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, AND MR ALEXEI KOSYGIN, THE PRIME MINISTER. AND MR KEKKONEN, IN HIS TURN, ASKED THAT HIS THANKS BE PASSED ON TO THEM.

    MR MIKOYAN'S SURPRISE VISIT TO FINLAND WAS OSTENSIBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF
    PRESENTING THE ORDER, BUT IT HAS ALSO SHOWN THE CHANGE OF LEADERS IN THE KREMLIN DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY CHANGE OF SOVIET POLICY TOWARDS FINLAND.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA1T6S5V2KED4EGIBPHE6ZZS38F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T6S5V2KED4EGIBPHE6ZZS38F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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