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    TWO THOUSAND DELEGATES FROM 119 COUNTRIES ARE IN MOSCOW FOR THE WORLD CONGRESS OF WOMEN.?

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    GV EXT..CONFERENCE BUILDING
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    2.
    SV VARIOUS DELEGATES ARRIVE, SOME IN NATIONAL COSTUMES (4 SHOTS)
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    3.
    SV GROUP OF CHILDREN CLAPPING HANDS, HOLDING BANNER "PAIX AU MONDE" (2 SHOTS)
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    4.
    SV DELEGATES ARRIVING
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    5.
    CU VALENTINA TERESHKOVA APPLAUDS INT. PAN TO COLONEL BYKOVSKY (2 SHOTS)
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    6.
    GV DELEGATES LISTENING
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    SV COLONEL BYKOVSKY UP STAGE
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    SV VALENTINA ON STAGE WITH CONGRESS CHAIRMAN (2 SHOTS)
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    LV PLATFORM WITH CONGRESS SYMBOL
    1.45



    Initials DD/V/WH/EEH DD/V/WH/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO THOUSAND DELEGATES FROM 119 COUNTRIES ARE IN MOSCOW FOR THE WORLD CONGRESS OF WOMEN. THE FIVE-DAY MEETING OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) IN THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL AND CHIEF GUEST OF HONOUR WAS VALENTINA TERESHKOVA - THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACEWOMAN. SITTING NEXT TO HER IN THE VAST, ULTRA-MODERN PALACE OF CONGRESSES IN THE KREMLIN WAS COLONEL BYKOVSKY WHO HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST SPACE FLIGHT. BOTH COSMONAUTS WERE CHEERED WILDLY BY THE DELEGATES MANY OF WHOM WEARING THEIR NATIONAL COSTUMES.

    MISS TERESHKOVA, WHO IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE MEETING, WORE THE SAME SIMPLE BLACK COSTUME IN WHICH SHE WAS WELCOMED BACK TO MOSCOW ON SATURDAY. BUT SHE ALSO WORE HER "ORDER OF LENIN" AND A GOLD MEDAL WHICH WENT WITH IT. SITTING BEHIND TO MISS TERESHKOVA IN THE BODY OF THE HALL WAS MRS. NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV, WIFE OF THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS ONE OF HER COUNTRY'S 50 DELEGATES.

    ONE DISCORDANT NOTE ON THE OPENING DAY WAS THE WALK-OUT OF THE ITALIAN DELEGATION AS A JAPANESE SPEAKER ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES. THE ITALIAN GROUP, NEARLY 50 STRONG, INCLUDES BOTH COMMUNISTS AND NON-COMMUNISTS AND THEY WERE SAID TO HAVE OBJECTED TO THE INJECTION OF COLD WAR POLEMICS IN THE DEBATE.

    JAPANESE DELEGATION LEADER, MRS. FUKI KUSHIDA, HAD ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES FOR MAINTAINING OVERSEAS MILITARY BASES, FOR KEEPING UP THE U.S. - JAPAN SECURITY PACTS AND FOR ITS ROLE IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE DELEGATION ARE DUE TO DISCUSS WHAT THE ORGANISERS, THE WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION, CALL THE "STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN SOCIETY AND THE FAMILY." ALSO ON THE AGENDA - THE STRUGGLE OF WOMEN FOR PEACE, DISARMAMENT AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN PEOPLES, AND NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Q3CF6FF61X5KOT9O3PZ6BKCW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Q3CF6FF61X5KOT9O3PZ6BKCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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