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    MR. MIKOYAN, RUSSIAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, OPENED THE RUSSIAN TRADE FAIR IN TOKYO, JAPAN, AUGUST?

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    MR. MIKOYAN, RUSSIAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, OPENED THE RUSSIAN TRADE FAIR IN TOKYO, JAPAN, AUGUST 15. THE FAIR IS THE FIRST TO BE HELD IN JAPAN AS COUNTERPART TO THE JAPANESE FAIR HELD IN MOSCOW LAST YEAR.

    IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, MR. MIKOYAN EMPHASIZED THE NECESSITY FOR PEACEFUL COMPETITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AS THE ONLY WAY FOR WORLD PEACE. HE REVIEWED SOVIET ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND EXPRESSED FAITH IN THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE NEW 20-YEAR PLAN IN OVERTAKING AMERICAN LEVELS OF PRODUCTION. "LET US STOP POLISHING SWORDS, PLAYING WITH ATOMIC BOMBS AND THREATENING PEOPLE WITH HYDROGEN WARFARE," HE DECLARED.

    THE FAIR FOLLOWS THE FAMILIAR SOVIET PATTERN COMBINING PROPAGANDA AND PRESTIGE EXHIBITS, INCLUDING MODELS OF, SPUTNIKS, MAJOR GAGARIN'S SPACE SHIP, AND THE ATOMIC POWERED ICEBREAKER, LENIN, WITH TRADE PRODUCTS - MOSTLY MACHINERY AND VEHICLES - AND SOME CONSUMER GOODS.

    ABOUT 3,500 POLICEMEN GUARD THE FAIR SITE AND ITS APPROACHES AGAINST POSSIBLE ULTRA-RIGHT-WING VIOLENCE. THE FAIR, WHICH CLOSED SEPTEMBER 4 CONTAINS 9,000 ITEMS. ONLY GBP215,000 WORTH OF EXHIBITS ARE FOR SALE.

    IN TALKS WITH MR. SATO, THE JAPANESE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR. MIKOYAN OFFERED JAPAN & TRADE AND PAYMENTS AGREEMENT COVERING 15 TO 20 YEARS BUT MR. SATO WAS REPORTED TO BE UNENTHUSIASTIC. MR. SATO POINTED OUT THAT JAPAN'S FREE ECONOMY MADE 11 IMPOSSIBLE TO DRAW UP SUCH A LONG-TERM PLANS AND KEEP THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA295J7KBM3LS9J1LCHWMQO9WO9
    Media URN:
    VLVA295J7KBM3LS9J1LCHWMQO9WO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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