On March 15, Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in Paris for his 2-week visit to France.?
On March 15, Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in Paris for his 2-week visit to France. Following his tour of the United States last year, it will be his second visit to a Western country in the past twelve months.
Like his statesmen colleagues of the West, Mr. Khrushchev has been spending much of his time on foreign tours recently, and goes to France only a week or two after returning from his Asian tour, in which he visited India and Indonesia.
Paris is busily preparing for this big event. Recently, a party of 200 people - believed to be hostile to the Soviet Union - were sent on a compulsory "holiday" to Corsica, and were to be followed by many others. On March 10, the Russian airliner which will bring Mr. Khrushchev to France made a practice landing at Orly Airport.
At Orly, workmen were constructing the temporary reception building where he will be greeted. Flag masts were being given a fresh coat of paint and the tarmac was being cleaned by road-sweeping vehicles.
First to leave the plane was chief of security General Zakharov, and he was followed by a group of Russian cameramen.
Among the famous Paris landmarks the Soviet Premier will probably be visiting are the house of Lenin, containing souvenirs and works of art associated with the early Russian leader; the Mont Valerien Memorial; the new houses being built in the Beauregard district, and - of course - the famous Arc de Triomphe.