The Shah of Iran and Empress Farah Diba arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, October 10, to start a 12-day official visit to the Soviet Union.
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SCU Kosygin and Podgorny wait
LV Shah and wife down aircraft steps and greeted by Russians(2 Shots)
GV Podgorny and Shah stand for anthems (2 shots)
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SCU & GV Leaders watching parade (4 shots)
GV INTERIOR..Shah meets Brezhnev, Podgorny, Kosygin and Gromyko
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SCU Shah at table talking to Russian leaders
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Background: The Shah of Iran and Empress Farah Diba arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, October 10, to start a 12-day official visit to the Soviet Union.
They were met at Vnukovo Airport by President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei Kosygin. Then, after the arrival ceremonies, the Shah and his hosts drove to the Kremlin where they were joined by Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev and Foreign Minster Andrei Gromyko, for the first round of talks between the Iranian Emperor and the Russian leaders.
It is the Shah's fourth visit to the Soviet Union since 1956, and he is visiting several cities and will be spending a few days at a Black Sea resort.
Topics said to be under discussion between the Shah and his hosts include Soviet-Iranian co-operation to combat pollution in the Caspian Sea, bilateral trade, and Russian aid to Iranian industry.
SYNOPSIS: The aircraft carrying the Shah and Empress of Iran arriving at Moscow's Vnukovo airport last week. Waiting to greet them, President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei Kosygin. The Shah and Empress Farah Diba are on a twelve-day official visit to the Soviet Union. It is the Shah's fourth visit to Russia since 1956.
During their stay in the USSR, the Shah and Empress are visiting several other cities and places of interest - and also spending a few days at a Black Sea holiday resort. Although Iran is a member of the Central Treaty Organization - CENTO - along with Pakistan, Turkey and Great Britain, there are no major political problems between Iran and Russia. And, as neighbours, they are concerned with many matters of mutual contact.
Before the arrival of the illustrious guests, the Communist Party daily newspaper "Pravda", expressed the hope that"their visit would promote the further development and strengthening of friendship, good-neighbourliness and co-operation", between their two countries in various fields.
Later, at the Kremlin, the Shah joined Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev. President Podgorny, Premier Kosygin and Foreign Minister Gromyko for their first round of talks. Topics under discussion are said to include bilateral trade, Russian aid to building-up Iran's industry, and Soviet-Iranian co-operation in the control of pollution in the Caspian Sea - home of the caviar sturgeon. Later that evening, the Shah and Empress Farah Diba were to be the guests at a Kremlin banquet given in their honour by the Soviet leaders.