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    RUSSIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) OFFICIALLY OPENS THE LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR. THIS?

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    VARIOUS STANDS AT THE FAIR.




    Initials DE/V/JH/EEH



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    Background: RUSSIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) OFFICIALLY OPENS THE LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR. THIS WILL BE THE 800TH TIME THAT THE ANNUAL FAIR HAS BEEN OPENED TO THE PUBLIC - AND THIS YEAR SEVENTY-FIVE NATIONS ARE EXHIBITING ABOUT A MILLION GOODS.

    THE SOVIET UNION IS THE BIGGEST FOREIGN EXHIBITOR AT THE 1965 LEIPZIG FAIR. THE RUSSIAN STAND COVERS 14,00 SQUARE METRE - AND DISPLAYS ABOUT TWELVE THOUSAND EXHIBITS. DESPITE ITS SIZE, THE RUSSIAN STAND IS COMPACT COMPARED WITH OTHERS AT THE FAIR.

    THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC IS AT THE FAIR AGAIN THIS YEAR. THEY HAVE NOT HAD A STAND THERE SINCE 1961. THEIR EXHIBITS PROGRESS IN ELECTRONICS AND ENGINEERING.

    WEST GERMANY HAS DROPPED ITS SEMI-BOYCOTT OF THE FAIR. IT HAS NOT EXHIBITED HERE SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WAS ERECTED IN 1961. THIS YEAR IT IS THE BIGGEST STAND FROM ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN EAST GERMANY'S COMMUNIST NEIGHBOURS.

    ABOUT 250 FIRMS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE BRITISH STAND. THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS TAKEN TWENTY PER CENT MORE FLOOR SPACE THIS YEAR IT DID LAST YEAR.

    OTHER NATIONS WHO HAVE LARGE STANDS AT THE LEIPZIG FAIR INCLUDE THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, POLAND, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, BULGARIA, RUMANIA, YUGOSLAVIA, CYPRUS, ITALY AND SYRIA.

    ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE FAIR BEFORE IT CLOSES ON MARCH 9.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LUVF61DBLO2B9SGRWNULKCSD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LUVF61DBLO2B9SGRWNULKCSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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