• Short Summary

    USSR: MOSCOW

    THE STATE FUNERAL OF LATE SOVIET DEFENCE MINISTER MARSHAL DMITRY USTINOV WAS HELD IN MOSCOW'S RED SQUARE ON DECEMBER 24.

  • Description

    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
    GV PORTRAIT OF USTINOV
    GV FUNERAL PARADE
    GV RED SQUARE
    CU RUSSIAN LEADERS
    GV MILITARY PERSONNEL
    GV COFFIN BEARERS LAYING COFFIN DOWN OUTSIDE THE KREMLIN
    GV KREMLIN
    SCU RUSSIAN LEADERS
    PORTRAIT OF USTINOV
    MILITARY PARADE
    RUSSIAN LEADERS
    Initials


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    Background: USSR: MOSCOW

    THE STATE FUNERAL OF LATE SOVIET DEFENCE MINISTER MARSHAL DMITRY USTINOV WAS HELD IN MOSCOW'S RED SQUARE ON DECEMBER 24. HOWEVER, SOVIET PRESIDENT KONSTANTIN CHERNENKO DID NOT APPEAR AT THE CEREMONY. ANALYSTS SAID THE EXTREME COLD RATHER THAN ILL HEALTH MAY HAVE KEPT HIM AWAY - HE SUFFERS FROM EMPHYSEMA, A CHEST COMPLAINT WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY AFFECTED THE ICY TEMPERATURES. USTINOV HAD BEEN PRIVATELY CREMATED THE PREVIOUS NIGHT. AN URN CONTAINING HIS ASHES WAS PLACED IN A NICHE IN THE KREMLIN WALL RESERVED FOR ILLUSTRIOUS SOVIET DEAD, BEHIND A ROW OF GRAVES WHERE PARTY LEADERS ARE BURIED. NATO COUNTRIES AGREE TO BOYCOTT THE CEREMONY IN PROTEST AT MOSCOW'S INVASIONS OF AFGHANISTAN FIVE YEARS AGO. WESTERN DIPLOMATS SAID THEY REGARDED THE USTINOV FUNERAL, WHICH INCLUDED A LARGE CONTINGENT OF TROOPS. AS A MILITARY PARADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94XIMP4A7PYXRC0RD0L5PV58R
    Media URN:
    VLVA94XIMP4A7PYXRC0RD0L5PV58R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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