King Mahendra of Nepal flew into Moscow on Tuesday (June 15) at the start of a six-day official visit to the Soviet Union.
King Mahendra of Nepal flew into Moscow on Tuesday (June 15) at the start of a six-day official visit to the Soviet Union. On his arrival he was greeted by Soviet President, Nicolai Podgorny.
King Mahendra will be in the Soviet Union until June 21. The visit was originally scheduled for 1968, but was cancelled when the Nepalese monarch suffered a heart attack.
Nepal maintains good relations with the Soviet Union as well as the People's Republic of China, which has an extensive border with the mountain kingdom. Nepal receives economic aid from both countries and only last Wednesday Prime Minister, Kirtinidhi Bista inaugurated a 400-yard (364-metre) Soviet-built road bridge--the longest in Nepal.
This film of the King's arrival in Moscow was shot for Visnews by cameramen from Soviet Television.