The leadership of the Soviet Communist Party emerged triumphant a the final session of the Party Congress today (Friday).
GV Congress hall and delegates applauding (2 shots)
SCU & GV Delegates applauding
CU Brezhnev applauds
SV & GV Delegates applauding and sitting down (3 shots)
CU Brezhnev speaking and delegates applaud (2 shots)
GV & SV Delegates and leaders singing (7 shots)
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Background: The leadership of the Soviet Communist Party emerged triumphant a the final session of the Party Congress today (Friday). The 5,000 Congress delegates gave a standing ovation to Mr. Leonid Brezhnev who announced the re-election of Party heads.
Mr. Brezhnev himself emerged with his status enhanced when the Party's Central Committee confirmed him in his post as General Secretary. President Nikolai Podgorny was named second in the list of the new 15-member Politburo, swapping places with Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin who is now listed third.