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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PLUNGED INTO FRANK TALKS ABOUT EUROPEAN PROBLEMS WITH SOVIET LEADERS TODAY (TUESDAY), THE FIRST FULL DAY OF HIS 12-DAY STATE VISIT TO THE SOVIET UNION.

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PLUNGED INTO FRANK TALKS ABOUT EUROPEAN PROBLEMS WITH SOVIET LEADERS TODAY (TUESDAY), THE FIRST FULL DAY OF HIS 12-DAY STATE VISIT TO THE SOVIET UNION. LATER HE ADDRESSED A CROWD OF MORE THAN 3,000 PERSONS, WHO STOOD DRENCHED BY A SUDDEN THUNDERSTORM, FROM A BALCONY OF MOSCOW'S CITY HALL. HE IS THE FIRST WESTERN LEADER TO ADDRESS A CROWD FROM THE BALCONY WHERE LENIN ONCE SPOKE.

    TODAY'S TALKS LASTED THREE HOURS. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF, MR. LEONARD BREZHNEV, DID MOST OF THE TALKING. A FRENCH SPOKESMAN LATER SAID THE TALKS COVERED THE WHOLE RANGE OF EUROPEAN DIFFICULTIES. AMONG MATTERS DEALT WITH, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, WERE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE NATIONS OF EAST AND WEST EUROPE, AND GERMAN REUNIFICATION. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOLD MR. BREZHNEV HE FELT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST WERE A GOOD THING AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING WEST GERMANY, SHOULD FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE IN HAVING TALKS. MR. BREZHNEV BROKE NORMAL DIPLOMATIC PROTOCOL TO HEAD THE SOVIET SIDE AT THE TALKS. AS PARTY LEADER HE NORMALLY TAKES NO PART IN DETAILED NEGOTIATIONS WITH WESTERN VISITORS. HE WAS FLANKED BY THE SOVIET PRESIDENT, MR. NIKOLAI PODGORNY, AND PRIME MINISTER, MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN.

    IN HIS BALCONY ADDRESS LATER, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE GREETED THE CROWD IN RUSSIAN: "LONG LIVE MOSCOW, LONG LIVE RUSSIA, LONG LIVE FRIENDSHIP, LONG LIVE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF FRANCE AND RUSSIA." HE ALSO COMMENTED: "MOSCOW AND PARIS FACE THE SAME PROBLEM, THE WELFARE OF MEN, JUST AS RUSSIA AND FRANCE FACE THE SAME PROBLEM, PEACE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90GQ6W26RKS20V2COMFTQKQBT
    Media URN:
    VLVA90GQ6W26RKS20V2COMFTQKQBT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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