• Short Summary

    THE DAYS OF TENSION AND THE THREATENED RIFT BETWEEN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE SOVIET UNION ENDED AT THE WEEKEND AFTER CZECHOSLOVAKIA LEADERS CONFERRED AT BRATISLAVA WITH SOVIET, EAST GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, POLISH AND BULGARIAN COMMUNIST LEADERS.

  • Description

    THE DAYS OF TENSION AND THE THREATENED RIFT BETWEEN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE SOVIET UNION ENDED AT THE WEEKEND AFTER CZECHOSLOVAKIA LEADERS CONFERRED AT BRATISLAVA WITH SOVIET, EAST GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, POLISH AND BULGARIAN COMMUNIST LEADERS. ThE MEETING FOLLOWED MOVES TOWARDS LIBERALISATION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, TO WHICH THE OTHER FIVE COMMUNIST NATIONS WERE ORIGINALLY OPPOSED.

    THE MEETING ENDED IN A COMMUNIQUE REITERATING THE RIGHTS OF NATIONS TO CONDUCT THEIR OWN INTERNAL AFFAIRS, AND THE SUBSEQUENT RELIEF OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS REFLECTED IN THE CAPITAL, PRAGUE, WHERE THERE WAS ALMOST A FESTIVE MOOD ON SUNDAY.

    APART FROM THE RELAXED POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE, THERE WAS MORE TO CELEBRATE. SUNDAY MARKED THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOLKLORE ORGANISATIONS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AND A PARADE HELD TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY.

    MORE THAN 900 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN AN ANNIVERSARY PARADE, AFTER A GATHERING IN WENCESLAS SQUARE, IN THE HEART OF THE OLD PART OF PRAGUE.

    ELSEWHERE, DISCUSSIONS AMONG STUDENTS AND CUSTOMERS AT STREETSIDE CAFES AND BARS ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION CONTINUED, WITH APPARENT SUPPORT FOR THE CZECH LEADER, MR. DUBCEK, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING IN BRATISLAVA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAN1BLPP2LY9TXCTG7NYV1MO9G
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN1BLPP2LY9TXCTG7NYV1MO9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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