• Short Summary

    Thousands of cheering Cubans - shouting "Russia Yes, Yankee No" - lined the sea-wall at Havana Harbour June 5 to welcome 300 Soviet agricultural technicians who had arrived aboard the Russian vessel "Gruzia".

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    Thousands of cheering Cubans - shouting "Russia Yes, Yankee No" - lined the sea-wall at Havana Harbour June 5 to welcome 300 Soviet agricultural technicians who had arrived aboard the Russian vessel "Gruzia".

    The Cuban warships escorted the ship to the dockside where red-berated schoolchildren showered the Russians with flowers and shouted "Viva Nikita".

    Welcoming the Russian party, the Cuban Director of Agrarian Reform, Nunez Jimenez said: "What a difference between the imperialist Government and that of the Soviet Union...one sends us ships with mercenaries and the other ships with teachers." His welcoming speech ended: "Viva Lenin and Fidel Castro."
    About 1,000 young Cuban peasants left Cuba June 11 for Russia where they will live for a year on collective farms, studying Russian agricultural methods.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TT6EJ4PXVOCCQBVI3JBQOA85
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TT6EJ4PXVOCCQBVI3JBQOA85
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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