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    LEADERS OF THE NEW CZECH REGIME SAT DOWN FOR TALKS WITH THEIR CRITICAL SOVIET ALLIES IN THE SMALL RAIL TOWN OF CIERNA, ON THE CZECH-SOVIET BORDER, TODAY.

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    CZECH LEADERS ON TRAIN; SOVIET LEADERS OUT OF TRAIN; CROWDS WATCH.




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    Background: LEADERS OF THE NEW CZECH REGIME SAT DOWN FOR TALKS WITH THEIR CRITICAL SOVIET ALLIES IN THE SMALL RAIL TOWN OF CIERNA, ON THE CZECH-SOVIET BORDER, TODAY.

    THE ELEVEN-MAN CZECH COMMUNIST PARTY PRESIDIUM, LED BY PARTY LEADER ALEXANDER DUBCEK AND THE SOVIET POLITBURO, LED BY PARTY SECRETARY LEONID BREZHNEV BOTH ARRIVED BY TRAIN IN THE BLEAK LITTLE TOWN EARLY TODAY, AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

    BUT AS THE LEADERS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES ARRIVED FOR THE LONG-AWAITED MEETING, THERE LOOMED THE THREAT OF SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WITH REPORTS OF SOVIET TROOP MOVEMENTS TOWARDS CZECHOSLOVAKIA FROM EAST GERMANY, POLAND AND THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE TALKS OPENED WITH A TWENTY-MINUTE MEETING BETWEEN MR. DUBCEK AND MR. BREZHNEV. THEN THE TALKS BETWEEN THE FULL CONTINGENTS OF BOTH SIDES GOT UNDER WAY IN STRICT SECRECY.

    LATEST REPORTS STATED THAT THEY WERE CONTINUING THROUGH THE NIGHT.

    THE TALKS ARE BEING HELD IN A THREE-STOREY "HOUSE OF CULTURE" NOT FAR FROM THE RAILWAY STATION IN CIERNA. THE TOWN, WHICH HAS A POPULATION OF 2,500 PEOPLE, IS IN SOUTH-EAST SLOVAKIA, ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE CZECH BORDERS WITH THE SOVIET UNION AND HUNGARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HKYAGM8UZ0FV68U3UI1KUJOP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HKYAGM8UZ0FV68U3UI1KUJOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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