An agreement was signed in London, Dec. 1, by Britain and Russian for a series of cultural, educational and industrial exchange visits between April 1960 and April 1961.
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Background: An agreement was signed in London, Dec. 1, by Britain and Russian for a series of cultural, educational and industrial exchange visits between April 1960 and April 1961.
The signing was in the British Foreign Office building, London. Georgi Zhukov, Russian delegation leader & Mr. Robert Allan, British Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Under-secretary, signed the agreement on behalf of their governments.
Under this agreement the following will go to Russia: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, in 1960 for one month; an exhibition of British paintings; the Old Vic Theatre Company o in 1961.
Russia will send to Britain: the Leningrad State Orchestra (for next year's Edinburgh Festival); and the Ballet Company of Leningrad Korov Theatre.
In addition there will be exchange visits of scientists, industrial specialists, agricultural researchers, university professors, students and many other groups of people.
The agreement also suggested that steps should be taken to study the possibilities of normalising radio broadcasting between Russia and Britain.