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    THREE SOVIET WARSHIPS, A CRUISER, ROCKET SHIP AND ANTI-SUBMARINE VESSEL, BECAME THE FIRST SOVIET WARSHIPS EVER TO VISIT INDIAN PORTS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHEN THEY STEAMED INTO MADRAS HARBOUR FOR A THREE DAY VISIT.

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    THREE SOVIET WARSHIPS, A CRUISER, ROCKET SHIP AND ANTI-SUBMARINE VESSEL, BECAME THE FIRST SOVIET WARSHIPS EVER TO VISIT INDIAN PORTS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), WHEN THEY STEAMED INTO MADRAS HARBOUR FOR A THREE DAY VISIT. THE VESSELS, THE DMITRY POZHARSKY, GORDY AND STREREGUTSCHY, WERE SAID TO HAVE RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME AS THEY ENTERED THE HARBOUR.

    ON BOARD THE DMITRY POZHARSKY WAS THE COMMANDER OF THE RED BANNER PACIFIC FLEET, ADMIRAL N.N. AMELKIO.

    MANY RUSSIANS, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, WITH THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN, WAITED ON THE QUAYSIDE, TO GREET THE OFFICERS AND RATINGS OF THE SOVIET VESSELS.

    SOON AFTER THE DMITRY POZHARSKY BERTHED AT SOUTY QUAY, MR. G.L. KAVERIN, U.S.S.R. CONSUL-GENERAL IN MADRAS BOARDED THE SHIP, ACCOMPANIED BY A GROUP OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN BEARING FLOWERS. MR. KAVERIN OFFICIALLY GREETED ADMIRA AMELKIO AND WAS INTRODUCED TO OTHER OFFICERS.

    ADMIRAL AMELKIO SAID THAT HE CONSIDERED IT A GREAT PRIVILEGE AND PLEASURE TO VISIT MADRAS AND EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE VISIT WOULD STRENGTHEN THE FRIENDLY RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE THREE VESSELS HAD TRAVELLED 5,000 MILES FROM VLADIVOSTOK TO MADRAS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK3JEEE9M69R7EXF35VJDVCB7
    Media URN:
    VLVACK3JEEE9M69R7EXF35VJDVCB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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