• Short Summary

    Unarmed Soviet soldiers goose-stepped past more than 20 of their generals and 400 Soviet civilians at the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin today (Tuesday) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Russian revolution.

  • Description

    Unarmed Soviet soldiers goose-stepped past more than 20 of their generals and 400 Soviet civilians at the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin today (Tuesday) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Russian revolution.

    General Ivan Koshevoi, Commander-in-Chief of the group of Soviet forces in East Germany, took the parade in the Tiergarten district in the British sector of West Berlin. With him was the Soviet ambassador to East Germany, Mr. Pyotr Abrasimov.

    The British forces had removed the barbed wire coils that usually cordon off the memorial. The Russians brought a 47-piece army band, an honour guard of four officers and 88 men, and their civilian staff plus another 100 soldiers. They crossed the Berlin Wall in cars and buses.

    Four large wreaths were laid by the Soviet officials and some East European Communist delegations - but not by East Germans. The memorial, which lies some 400 yards (metres) inside the British sector, is normally guarded by Soviet soldiers who stay for 24 hours at a time in West Berlin. Twice a year the Russians are allowed to cross to the memorial - to commemorate their victory in the second world war in May, and in November.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALMDVWYVSWHE2D81AC3YMHMTY
    Media URN:
    VLVAALMDVWYVSWHE2D81AC3YMHMTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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