• Short Summary

    ON 22ND FEBRUARY, SOVIET PREMIER KHRUSHCHEV ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY IN THE EAST JAVA PORT OF SURABAYA.

  • Description

    ON 22ND FEBRUARY, SOVIET PREMIER KHRUSHCHEV ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY IN THE EAST JAVA PORT OF SURABAYA. FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE WITH PLACARDS AND BANNERS ATTENDED THE RALLY, AND AS MR. KHRUSHCHEV CAME TO THE ROSTRUM TO SPEAK, THE AUDIENCE RUSHED TO THE FRONT IN A FLURRY OF EXCITEMENT, AND STEEL HELMETED SOLDIERS WITH FIXED BAYNETS FLOURISHED THEIR RIFLES TO BRING THE CROWD UNDER CONTROL.

    IN HIS SPEECH KHRUSHCHEV LIKENED SURABAYA, WHERE THE FIRST SHOT IN INDONESIA'S ARMED STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE WAS FIRED, TO STALINGRAD WHERE DURING 1942-43 "FASCISTS WERE CRUSHED BY SOVIET REVOLUTIONARY FORCES."
    KHRUSHCHEV SAID HE SYMPATHISED WITH INDONESIA'S EFFORT AT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROMISED SOVIET SUPPORT IN THEIR EFFORTS, BUT DID NOT SPECIFY ANY PARTICULAR AMOUNT OR KIND OF AID.

    HE SAID WORLD TENSIONS HAVE DECREASED DURING RECENT PERIOD BUT WARNED AGAINST COMPLIANCE SINCE "THERE ARE COUNTRIES AND PARTIES INTERESTED IN PERSONAL PROFIT FROM WAR." HE REPEATED HIS CLAIM THAT THE SOVIET UNION WOULD CATCH UP WITH THE U.S. IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION BY 1965 AND THEN "SURPASS IT."
    COMMUNIST-DOMINATED SOBSI TRADE UNIONISTS WERE ACTIVE AMONG THE BIG CROWD, AND CARRIED BANNERS HAILING SOVIET-INDONESIAN FRIENDSHIP. THERE WAS VERY LITTLE CHEERING HOWEVER SINCE KHRUSHCHEV STARTED HIS SPEECH AND THEN LET THE INTERPRETER READ THE INDONESIAN TRANSLATION, THUS DEPRIVING THE CROWD OF HIS WILD GESTICULATIONS.

    HE DID NOT DEPART FROM THE PREPARED TEXT EITHER, AS HAPPENED ON AN EARLIER OCCASION WHEN HE BURST INTO WILDLY GESTICULATING STATEMENTS ON THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION AND COMMUNISM IN GENERAL.

    IN HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID INDONESIA WANTED FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL COUNTRIES, BOTH COMMUNIST AND NONCOMMUNIST, WHICH EXPLAINED THE PRESENCE OF THIS "LEADER OF THE SOCIALIST BLOC AMONG US."
    HE ANNOUNCED THAT UAR PRESIDENT NASSER, PRESCIENT CELAL BAYAR OF TURKEY AND OTHER HEADS OF STATE WOULD VISIT INDONESIA LATER THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CO4GAA10GWT4HJOSWJT7ZCBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CO4GAA10GWT4HJOSWJT7ZCBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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