• Short Summary

    A delegation of Soviet artists and volleyball players arrived in Tananarive, capital of the Malagasy Republic, on Friday (18 May) for a month-long tour.

  • Description

    LV PAN Soviet Delegation across tarmac

    SV Greeted by Toure

    SV More leave aircraft

    SV Soviet delegates receive flowers from girls (3 shots)

    SV People on balcony (3 shots)

    SV Soviets towards building (2 shots)

    CU Baggage & delegate filming (2 shots)

    LV Enters building

    SCU Sign on car 'Volleyball Svieto Malagasy'

    CU & LV Russians watch as first party leave airport by coach (2 shots)



    Initials SGM/1620 SGM/1645



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A delegation of Soviet artists and volleyball players arrived in Tananarive, capital of the Malagasy Republic, on Friday (18 May) for a month-long tour.

    The delegation, consisting of twenty-five artists and nineteen volleyball players, had been invited by the Government of Malagasy.

    The volleyball team, which comes from Kazakhatan, will play a series of matches against local teams. Since the local players have had very little international experience, other than in Africa, it is unlikely that the Soviet team will be defeated. However, it is hoped that in playing against world-class players the Malagasy teams will learn much, not only about loctics, but also about their own potential.

    The artists will be exhibiting their work, and demonstrating artistic techniques in Tananarive and other towns in Madagascar.

    The Soviet Union was the first East European nation to recognise the regime of General Remanantosoa, which came to power in May of last year. This, the first official exchange between the two countries will, it is hoped, mark the beginning of an era of close Malagasy-Soviet cooperation.

    SYNOPSIS: Both the Soviet artists and volleyball players will be making a particular point of being seen in towns other than the capital, Tananarive. For it is hoped that this will enable the ordinary people of Malagasy to see that the people of the Soviet Union are their friends.

    The Soviet representatives are expected to stay in the Malagasy Republic until the 18th of June.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4N52I7PXSDY00M5JUB58OBHJC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4N52I7PXSDY00M5JUB58OBHJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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