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    The Seventh Extra-ordinary session of the USSR Supreme Soviet of the ninth convocation continued on October 5 and 6 in the Kremlin.

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    The Seventh Extra-ordinary session of the USSR Supreme Soviet of the ninth convocation continued on October 5 and 6 in the Kremlin.

    The session of the Soviet of the Union was held in the Great Kremlin Palace presided by Aleksei Shitikov, chairman of the Soviet of the Union. The deputies continued the discussion of the report by the Chairman of the Constitutional Committee, Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee and Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, entitled "On the Draft Constitution (Basic Law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and on the results of its nation-wide discussion."
    The Soviet of Nationalities also held a session in the Kremlin, with Vitalius Rubenis, Chairman of the Soviet of Nationalities in the chair.

    In his address the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party said that the discussion of the draft of the new Soviet constitution in the Ukraine was held on a large scale and in a free atmosphere as everywhere in the country. The discussion, he said, was marked by a high degree of political and labour activity and was of a business and constructive character. Some 35 million people, or practically all adult population, took part in the discussion of the draft in the Ukraine.

    In the course of this discussion, continued Vladimir Shcherbitsky, our people have realised once again, as it were, and estimated the worth of the tremendous achievements of our socialist system and the advantages of the our way of life.

    The First Secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee then said that the discussion of the draft constitution in Moscow was marked with great enthusiasm. The working people of the Soviet capital approved the draft. In concluding his address Vladimir Grishin, speaking on behalf of the working people of Moscow, moved that the draft constitution of the USSR presented by the Constitutional Committee be adopted.

    Peter Masherov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Byelorussia, went on to say that in Byelorussia, as in the country as a whole, the working people displayed great interest in the draft constitution. Practically all adult population of the republic took part in the nationwide discussion of the draft, in the course of which more than 18.000 specific proposals and suggestions were put forward.

    Peter Masherov stressed that the people of Byelorussia have been convinced by their own historical experience of the veracity of the principal idea of the draft constitution, namely, that socialism and democracy are indivisible.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UC12QNF5BOV3P5J59E9W5KNX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UC12QNF5BOV3P5J59E9W5KNX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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