• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NIKOLAI PODGORNY OF THE SOVIET UNION ARRIVED IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY)\ AT THE START OF A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO ITALY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NIKOLAI PODGORNY OF THE SOVIET UNION ARRIVED IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY)\ AT THE START OF A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO ITALY). PRESIDENT PODGORNY WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT SARAGAT OF ITALY. TOGETHER THEY INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR, AND IN AN AIRPORT SPEECH THE SOVIET LEADER SAID HE HOPED HIS VISIT WOULD LEAD TO GREATER COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN ALL FIELDS.

    PRESIDENT PODGORNY IS THE FIRST SOVIET HEAD OF STATE TO VISIT ITALY SINCE THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. ON THE EVE OF HIS ARRIVAL A BOMB EXPLOSION DAMAGED THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN ROME, AND POLICE ROUNDED UP YOUNG RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS FOR QUESTIONING. ITALY HAS THE BIGGEST COMMUNIST PARTY IN WESTERN EUROPE, WITH MORE THAN 1,500,000 MEMBERS.

    SOME OF THEM CLASHED WITH NEO-FASCIST GROUPS AS PRESIDENT PODGORNY DROVE INTO ROME FROM THE AIRPORT, AND POLICE DETAINED TWO YOUNG RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS WHEN THEY TRIED TO UNFURL A BANNER MARKED "LIBERTY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA505TGVA0TLN52JRV91C7GHJHE
    Media URN:
    VLVA505TGVA0TLN52JRV91C7GHJHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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