Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev, with his family left Paris, for Bordeaux, Mar 26, at the start of his 1,500 mile six-day tour of provincial France.
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Background: Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev, with his family left Paris, for Bordeaux, Mar 26, at the start of his 1,500 mile six-day tour of provincial France. Since his arrival in Paris, Mar 23, the Russian leader has met President De Gaulle several times for talks.
Arriving in the modern city of Bordeaux, by jet air liner, he lost no time before he went on a conducted tour of the city. Although large crowds turned out to greet Premier Khrushchev, he was given a mixed reception. Several members of the crowd shouted "Remember Budapest."
In this shortened version of the tour originally planned, he will visit 27 towns. To see he comes to no harm, 30,000 soldiers and about 16,000 policeman will guard him.
In the afternoon when he inspected a gas plant Mr. Khrushchev, used a gas mask, as the fumes from the plant cannot be controlled and they are dangerous.
At Pau in the Pyrenees, about 30 miles from the Spanish border, he is due to spend the night.
Before he returns to Moscow the Russian Premier and President De Gaulle will have another meeting. This will be held at Rambouillet, the country residence of the French President.