• Short Summary

    IN PORTHMOUTH, OHIO, A RUSSIAN COUPLE AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN SPENT CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR WITH AN AMERICAN FAMILY.

  • Description

    IN PORTHMOUTH, OHIO, A RUSSIAN COUPLE AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN SPENT CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR WITH AN AMERICAN FAMILY.THEY WERE BROUGHT TO OHIO BY THE TOWN'S JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HELP IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    THE RUSSIANS, MR POZDNEEV, A MOSCOW ENGINEER, HIS WIFE NINA AND THEIR CHILDREN -- ANATOLI, 16, AND OLGA, 6, SPENT CHRISTMAS WITH MR MCKENZIE, HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN, IN A COMFORTABLE 13 ROOM HOUSE IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OF THE TOWN.

    THE TWO FAMILIES DECORATED A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH BOTH AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN ORNAMENTS AND ON CHRISTMAS DAY EXCHANGED GIFTS.

    FOR THE AMERICANS THERE WAS AN ALBUM OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN MUSIC, SEVERAL RUSSIAN NOVELS, CHOCOLATES, AND A BOTTLE OF RUSSIAN PERFUME FOR MRS MCKENZIE.FOR MRS POZDNEEV: A SWEATER, JEWELRY, AND A SCARF FROM THE MCKENZIES.HER HUSBAND WAS GIVEN TWO SHIRTS, TIES, AND GLOVES.OLGA GOT A DOLL AND ANATOLI A PAIR OF GLOVES.

    MRS MCKENZIE COOKED A 17 POUND TURKEY FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER AND AMONG THE DESSERTS WAS A BIG WHITE CAKE INSCRIBED "PEACE".

    MRS POZDNEEV IS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN MOSCOW, BUT HER HUSBAND AND CHILDREN DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.THE MCKENZIES CANNOT SPEAK RUSSIAN BUT THE HAPPINESS OF CHRISTMAS DIDN'T NEED TRANSLATING.THE POZDNEEV FAMILY LEFT PORTHMOUTH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO RETURN TO RUSSIA.FOR BOTH FAMILIES -- A MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Y52VXAP7IBQIDCB2GILDKLP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Y52VXAP7IBQIDCB2GILDKLP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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