• Short Summary

    Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued on his scheduled tour in Ottawa on Monday (18 October) after being attacked by a demonstrator in spite of strict security precautions, while walking with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

  • Description

    Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued on his scheduled tour in Ottawa on Monday (18 October) after being attacked by a demonstrator in spite of strict security precautions, while walking with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

    Mr. Kosygin, who was on the first day of his visit to Canada, toured the Bell-Northern Research Centre, where he was presented with a telephone developed there by research engineers. He joined some of the engineers for coffee before returning to his hotel.

    Demonstrations continued throughout the day, and a light aircraft flew over Mr. Kosygin's hotel towing a banner reading "Canadian Jewry Pleads Compassion".

    SYNOPSIS: In Ottawa on Monday, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued his scheduled tour after being attacked by a demonstrator while walking with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau earlier in the day. Mr. Trudeau later described the attack as a 'Humiliation" -- the incident had happened despite a cordon of security men.

    The 67-year-old Soviet Premier shared coffee with engineers of the Bell-Northern Research Centre, and was later presented with a telephone to mark his visit. Mr. Kosygin inspected the research workshops and talked with engineers and workers. Bell-Northern Research carries out design, development, planning and systems engineering for companies in the telecommunications field. The centre employs nearly 2,000 workers, and uses an annual budget of 35 million dollars. Mr. Kosygin was told of the company's achievements and the functions of its various departments before he left for his hotel.

    Security precautions were increased following the earlier attack. Reports said that as many as 15,000 demonstrators were expected to gather in protest about the Soviet Union's emigration policy. Mr. Kosygin's visit to Canada, the first by a Soviet Head of Government, is said to reflect Moscow's expanding relations with Canada. After later resting at his hotel, the Soviet Premier was scheduled to have dinner with Mr. Trudeau.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA80Y03U4GR5LZDDMO2SLE9VFU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA80Y03U4GR5LZDDMO2SLE9VFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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