• Short Summary

    THE 23RD CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION IS HAVING A DAY OFF IN MOSCOW TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER FIVE DAYS OF DEBATE.

  • Description

    THE 23RD CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION IS HAVING A DAY OFF IN MOSCOW TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER FIVE DAYS OF DEBATE. AMONG THE SPEAKERS ON FRIDAY WAS MARSHAL RODION MALINOVSKY, THE DEFENCE MINISTER, MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV, THE RUSSIAN NOVELIST, AND NGUEN THI BIN, LEADER OF THE DELEGATION FROM THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    MARSHAL MALINOVSKY SPOKE AT THE CONGRESS OF THE COMPLETION OF WHAT HE CALLED A "BLUE BELT OF DEFENCE OF OUT STATE." THE EXACT MEANING OF HIS STATEMENT, HOWEVER, HAS PUZZLED WESTERN OBSERVERS SINCE THERE WAS NO MENTION OF ANY NEW WEAPON OR COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM.

    MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV, FAMOUS FOR HIS NOVEL "AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON", TOLD CONGRESS DELEGATES THAT THE WRITERS OF THE SOVIET UNION FULLY SUPPORTED THE VIEWS ON ART AND LITERATURE EXPRESSED BY THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY.

    NGUEN THI BIN READ A MESSAGE OF GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, WHICH SAID THE ORGANISATION WOULD NEVER FORGET THE ENORMOUS AND GROWING ASSISTANCE FROM THE SOVIET UNION. SHE TOLD OF THE LIBERATION' FRONT'S DETERMINATION TO FIGHT ON UNTIL THEY HAD "VANQUISHED THE AMERICAN AGGRESSORS". FINALLY, SHE PRESENTED THE CONGRESS PRESIDING COMMITTEE WITH A SCARLET BANNER SENT BY THE LIBERATION FRONT.

    AFTER THEIR SUNDAY OFF, THE 5,000 DELEGATES TO THE CONGRESS WILL RESUME THEIR MEETING AGAIN TOMORROW AND BEGIN A DEBATE ON THE SOVIET UNIONS NEW AND AMBITIOUS FIVE YEAR PLAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA0IOMV92QT7STQJ3C75AHCP97
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0IOMV92QT7STQJ3C75AHCP97
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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