• Short Summary

    Russian vessel MIKHALL LOMONOSOV, on a hidrographic voyage, aborted Rio in order to get food and water.

  • Description

    Russian vessel MIKHALL LOMONOSOV, on a hidrographic voyage, aborted Rio in order to get food and water.

    Brazil does not have diplomatic relationship with Russia, thus no consular clearance could be made for the ship, occupants were not allowed to come ashore, nor was the ship allowed to come close to the pier, had to be anchored offshore, and wait for instructions.

    Finally, the matter was presented to president Kubitschek, who issued a special permit for the landing of the ships occupants, as well as ordered provisions to be supplied to the offshore vessel.

    A huge crowd had formed at Rio's PRACA MAUA, close to the pier. People wanted to meet the russians, got in touch with them, exchanged money, got souvenirs from them, etc.

    Rio police was instructed not to interfere, only to stand by, and watch.

    Thus, the "Lomonosov" crew started to visit Rio, including the famous Christ atop Corcovado hill. They had instructions to be back aboard the ship at 10 PM at the most, night visiting was out, therefore.

    This story was shot on Estman Plus-X negative, As a rating 80, good light conditions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TIYG1NZCTPTA3PD3M8HF7RD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TIYG1NZCTPTA3PD3M8HF7RD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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