• Short Summary

    RUSSIA'S NEWEST COSMONAUTS, COLONEL PAVEL BELYAYEV AND COLONEL ALEXEI LEONOV, WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) GIVEN THEIR COUNTRY'S HIGHEST HONOUR, HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    RUSSIA'S NEWEST COSMONAUTS, COLONEL PAVEL BELYAYEV AND COLONEL ALEXEI LEONOV, WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) GIVEN THEIR COUNTRY'S HIGHEST HONOUR, HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION. THE AWARDS WERE PRESENTED AT THE RECEPTION IN THEIR HONOUR AT THE KREMLIN'S GRANOVITA PALACE, ATTENDED BY 2,000 DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, INCLUDING RUSSIA'S LEADERS.

    THE RECEPTION FOLLOWED A HERO'S WELCOME FOR THE TWO COSMONAUTS IN RED SQUARE AFTER THEY HAD FLOWN TO THE SOVIET CAPITAL FROM THE 'COSMODROME' AT BAIKONUR, IN KAZAKHSTAN, WHERE THEIR SPACESHIP, VOSHKOD TWO, WAS LAUNCHED LAST THURSDAY.

    THE RED SQUARE WELCOME FOLLOWED AND EARLIER GREETING AT MOSCOW AIRPORT, WHERE THE SPACE TWINS WERE GIVEN A 21-GUN SALUTE. HOWEVER, THE CEREMONY ATOP THE MAUSOLEUM SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME PART OF RUSSIA'S SPACE TRADITION AND IN KEEPING WITH THE OTHER CEREMONIES THEY MADE THEIR REPORT TO THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE ON THE FLIGHT. THEY ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE TEAM WHICH PUT THEM INTO SPACE.

    DURING THE SPEECHES THE CROWD, ESTIMATED AT 50,000, WAS TOLD THAT WITHOUT DOUBT LEONOV'S WALK IN SPACE WAS A STEP NEARER TO THE MOON AND THE OTHER PLANETS. IT WAS A FEAT THAT EARNED HIM, AND HIS PILOT, COLONEL BELYAYEV, THEIR COUNTRY'S HIGHEST HONOUR AND FOR LEONOV, A PLACE IN HISTORY.

    SYNOPSIS
    A RED SQUARE WELCOME FOR RUSSIA'S SPACE TWINS - COLONEL PAVEL BELYAYEV AND ALEXEI LEONOV - WHO MADE FRESH SPACE HISTORY ABOARD THEIR VOSKHOD TWO SPACECRAFT LAST WEEK. AN ESTIMATED 50 THOUSAND PEOPLE CROWDED AROUND THE LENIN MAUSOLEUM TO CHEER THE TWO COSMONAUTS WHO RECEIVED THE ADULATION OF THE CROWD, SURROUNDED BY THEIR COUNTRY'S LEADERS.

    THE GREETING ATOP THE MAUSOLEUM NOW SEEMS PART OF THE SOVIET SPACE TRADITION, AND IN KEEPING WITH IT THE TWO COSMONAUTS REPORTED TO THE PEOPLE ON THEIR FLIGHT AND PRAISED THE TEAM WHICH OUT THEM INTO SPACE. THE CROWD WERE TOLD THE COLONEL LEONOV'S WALK INTO SPACE HAD BROUGHT THE MOON AND PLANETS CLOSER - AND EFFORT WHICH EARNED HIM AND HIS PILOT, COLONEL BELYAYEV, THE TITLE OF HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION. AND CERTAINLY FOR LEONOV, A PAGE IN HISTORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA81ZND23A7WL6EUVCS0Z247MLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA81ZND23A7WL6EUVCS0Z247MLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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