• Short Summary

    SOVIET DEPUTY PREMIER, MR. VLADIMIR NOVIKOV ARRIVED IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AMID THREATS OF WIDESPREAD?

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    SOVIET DEPUTY PREMIER, MR. VLADIMIR NOVIKOV ARRIVED IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AMID THREATS OF WIDESPREAD DEMONSTRATIONS. MORE THAN 80 SECURITY OFFICERS WERE CALLED OUT TO GUARD THE SOVIET OFFICIAL AND THE SIX MAN PARTY HE IS LEADING ON A WEEK LONG OFFICIAL VISIT.

    MR. NOVIKOV IS MAKING THE TRIP IN PLACE OF PRESIDENT NIKOLAY PODGORNY WHO IS ILL. THE MISSION'S MAIN PURPOSE IS TO ATTEND A CEREMONY MARKING THE SOVIET UNION'S NATIONAL DAY, APRIL 10, AT EXPO '70.

    SHORTLY BEFORE MR. NOVIKOV ARRIVED, POLICE SAID THEY HAD RECEIVED UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT AN ATTACK WOULD BE MODE ON THE SOVIET VISITOR IN ORDER TO HIGHLIGHT A PROTEST GROUP'S DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF NORTHERN TERRITORIES NOW HELD BY THE SOVIET UNION.

    NO CHANCES WERE TAKEN. MORE THAN 600 POLICE WERE ON DUTY AT TOKYO'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHEN THE MISSION ARRIVED. BESIDES THE 80 JAPANESE SECURITY OFFICERS WHO WILL STAY WITH THE MISSION THROUGHOUT THE TOUR, THE RUSSIANS HAVE BROUGHT 60 PERSONAL SECURITY GUARDS.

    ONLY HOURS BEFORE MR. NOVIKOV ARRIVED, EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE PROTEST GROUP RAMMED A VAN INTO THE COMPOUND AT A GOVERNMENT GUEST HOUSE WHERE THE SOVIET DELEGATION IS STAYING. THE INTRUDERS WERE ARRESTED.

    DURING HIS STAY MR. NOVIKOV WILL HAVE TALKS WITH THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, MR. EISAKU SATO, AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. KIICHI AICHI. HE WILL ALSO HAVE AN AUDIENCE WITH EMPEROR HIROHITO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ND626UAHG9MCKO6UK3CXMD6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ND626UAHG9MCKO6UK3CXMD6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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