• Short Summary

    Cuban Vice-President Raul Castro, brother of President Fidel Castro, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday (15 December) to present the Soviet party leader, leonid Brezhnev, with a medal to mark his birthday.

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    MV INT Brezhnev and Raul Castro sitting down
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    2.
    CU Brezhnev
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    3.
    CU Raul Castro
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    4.
    MV Brezhnev PAN TO Castro (2 shots)
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    5.
    MV Brezhnev
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    GV Castro and Brezhnev seated round table
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    7.
    GV ZOOM IN TO MV Castro addressing Soviet officials
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    CU Brezhnev and other officials listening
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    CU Plaia Ghiron medal
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    10.
    MV Castro speaking
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    CU Brezhnev
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    12.
    MV Castro pins medal on Brezhnev (2 shots)
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    Senor Castro, is also first deputy leader of the Cuban Communist party and first deputy premier. He was representing his brother the Cuban head of state.



    Right after his arrival at the Kremlin, Senor Castro held talks with Mr. Brezhnev. They discussed international issues and the talks were described as cordial. Only the night before, Mongolian President and party chief, Yumzhagin Tsedenbal, presented Mr. Brezhnev, who will be 70 on Sunday (19 December) with awards. Earlier the Kremlin leader had received others from Bulgarian, Czechoslovak, Rumanian and Yugoslav heads of state.



    After the talks--an official ceremony took place. Soviet President, Nikolai Podgorny, Premier Alexei Kosygin and Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, also attended.



    Senor Castro delivered a message for the occasion--on behalf of the people of Cuba.



    Leaders of Poland and Hungary are expected in Moscow before 19 December to present medals to Mr. Brezhnev. Some observers have suggested that the emphasis on the Soviet party chief's personality is a preparation for the difficult leadership changers in Moscow that Mr. Brezhnev is believed to be planning.




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    Background: Cuban Vice-President Raul Castro, brother of President Fidel Castro, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday (15 December) to present the Soviet party leader, leonid Brezhnev, with a medal to mark his birthday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHH9A2XQQIIFOE1HV5RI5X68K
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHH9A2XQQIIFOE1HV5RI5X68K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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