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    AFTER STROLLING DOWN THE CHAMPS ELYSEES TO LOOK AT THE SHOPS AT ONE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR.

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    AFTER STROLLING DOWN THE CHAMPS ELYSEES TO LOOK AT THE SHOPS AT ONE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN TODAY (SUNDAY) WENT TO THE LOUVRE AND TO THE FLAT WHERE LENIN LIVED BEFORE THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION.

    AT THE LOUVRE HE SAW SOME OF FRANCE'S PRICELESS ART TREASURES -- AMONG THEM LEONARDO DA VINCI'S MONA LISA AND THE STATUE, WINGED VICTORY OF SAMOTHRACE.

    HE ALSO SPENT HALF AN HOUR VISITING THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME DURING A BREAK IN SUNDAY SERVICES. LATER HE WENT ON A PILGRIMAGE TO LENIN'S ROOMS. THERE HE WAS GIVEN A ROUSING WELCOME BY SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE.

    HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY LEADERS, M. WALDECK ROCHET AND MME. JEANNETTE VERMEESCH, THE WIFE OF THE LATE PARTY LEADER MAURICE THOREZ. THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER LOOKED AT A BRONZE BUST OF LENIN AND DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOCOPIES OF HIS WORK. HE SIGNED THE VISITORS' BOOK AND THEN WENT OUT ONTO THE BALCONY AND WAVED TO THE PEOPLE BELOW.

    TOMORROW, MR. KOSYGIN BEGINS A THREE-DAY PROVINCIAL TOUR -- TO TOULOUSE, LYONS AND GRENOBLE. ON THURSDAY HE HAS HIS LAST TALKS WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UR6VCEKAT6D9BNW41SYOB88
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UR6VCEKAT6D9BNW41SYOB88
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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