• Short Summary

    A FIGHT BROKE OUT AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OCTOBER 9TH BETWEEN DUTCH POLICE AND RUSSIAN EMBASSY OFFICIALS.

  • Description

    A FIGHT BROKE OUT AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT OCTOBER 9TH BETWEEN DUTCH POLICE AND RUSSIAN EMBASSY OFFICIALS. IT WAS OVER A RUSSIAN WOMAN TOURIST WHOSE HUSBAND ASKED FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM OCTOBER 8TH. SHE WAS DUE TO RETURN TO MOSCOW OCTOBER 9TH, BUT DUTCH POLICE REFUSED TO PERMIT HER TO TRAVEL UNTIL THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTIONING HER ALONE.

    SOVIET EMBASSY OFFICIALS TOOK THE WOMAN AWAY TO AN OFFICE. THE DUTCH POLICE RETAINED HER PASSPORT, AND THE AIRLINER TO AEROFLOT HAD TO WAIT.

    MR. AND MRS. ALEXEI GOLUB OF KIEV - HE IS A 35-YEAR-OLD-CHEMICAL ENGINEER - CAME TO HOLLAND ON A TOUR ARRANGED BY INTOURIST. EARLY ON THE 8TH OCTOBER GOLUB HANDED HIMSELF OVER TO THE DUTCH POLICE AND DEMANDED POLITICAL ASYLUM. HIS WIFE DECLINED TO STAY WITH HIM DUE IT IS REPORTED, TO ANXIETY ABOUT HER PARENTS WHO LIVE IN RUSSIA.

    WHEN SHE WENT TO THE AIRPORT TO BOARD THE PLANE FOR RUSSIA, SHE WAS PICKED OUT AT PASSPORT CONTROL AND TAKEN TO THE AIRPORT OFFICE OF THE DUTCH MILITARY POLICE, WHO ASKED IF SHE WAS LEAVING VOLUNTARILY. MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY STAFF FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE OFFICE, AND, AMID MUCH PUNCHING AND PUSHING, DRAGGED MRS. GOLUB AWAY TO THE OFFICE OF AEROFLOT. AN AIRPORT SPOKESMAN DESCRIBED THE SCENE AS A 'REGULAR BATTLE'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IWTXEOT3X2V7Y4CLR08VSR6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IWTXEOT3X2V7Y4CLR08VSR6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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