• Short Summary

    Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev stood in an open car and waved energetically to crowds on the Champs Elysees in paris on Tuesday (26 October), as he drove to the Arc de Triomphe for the traditional wreath-laying ceremony.

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    Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev stood in an open car and waved energetically to crowds on the Champs Elysees in paris on Tuesday (26 October), as he drove to the Arc de Triomphe for the traditional wreath-laying ceremony.

    The Kremlin leader, on the second day of his six-day visit to France, was accompanied by French Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas when he placed a wreath on the tomb of France's unknown soldier.

    Security was again extremely tight, after his arrival on Monday. Crowds were not allowed close to Mr. Brezhnev, who is on his first visit to the West as Communist Party chief.

    From the Arc de Triomphe, the Soviet leader drove to Paris City Hall, before a second round of talks with President Georges Pompidou. The two leaders met for two hours on Monday and made clear that the European situation would be at the centre of the discussions.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Paris City Hall on Tuesday, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev called for peaceful and constructive Franco Soviet cooperation for the benefit of all Europeans. Mr. Brezhnev, on the second day of his six-day visit to France, appealed for cooperation in the scientific and technical revolution, in protecting the environment and fighting dangerous diseases. After meeting municipal officials at City Hall, Mr. Brezhnev began a second round of talks with President Georges Pompidou. The two leaders met for two hours on Monday, and made clear that the European situation would be at the centre of the discussions.

    The Arc de Triomphe saw the beginning of Mr. Brezhnev's day. There he took part in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of France's Unknown Soldier.

    Before the ceremony, the Soviet leader stood in an open car and waved energetically to the crowds on the Champs Elysees, on the way to the Arc de Triomphe. Mr. brezhnev was assisted in the laying of the wreath of gladioli and carnations on the tomb of the Unknown soldier. Accompanying him was the French Prime Minister, Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

    After the brief ceremony, he drove to City Hall, where a welcoming crowd of communists chanted "Welcome Brezhnev, long live the Soviet Union."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60WAQFN5C174Z1HZBMLL6889T
    Media URN:
    VLVA60WAQFN5C174Z1HZBMLL6889T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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