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    Russia's first Ambassador to Laos, Alexander Abramov, received a warm welcome, Oct 13, highlighted by an army parachute jump on his arrival in Vientiane.

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    Russia's first Ambassador to Laos, Alexander Abramov, received a warm welcome, Oct 13, highlighted by an army parachute jump on his arrival in Vientiane. Ambassador Abramov and his wife were greeted by Captain Kong Le, architect of last August's coup that overthrew the pro-Western regime and brought neutral Prince Souvanna Phouma to power.

    One of the demands made by the army was that Laos remained neutral and established relations and received Ambassadors of Communists as well as well as Western countries. A guard of honour was mounted by men from Captain Kong Le's crack parachute regiment.

    Bouquets of flowers were presented to the Russian envoy by sarong-clad girls. About 500 people cheered the new Ambassador as he left the airport for the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73KDHF4MYOZ0J8YO4VUP1YU80
    Media URN:
    VLVA73KDHF4MYOZ0J8YO4VUP1YU80
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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