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    President Leonid Brezhnev has been touring the Soviet Union's disputed border area with China in a move seen by Western observers as underscoring the tough Soviet policy in the border dispute.

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    President Leonid Brezhnev has been touring the Soviet Union's disputed border area with China in a move seen by Western observers as underscoring the tough Soviet policy in the border dispute. The President's tour has been the first such extensive visit to the far corner of the USSR for some years.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Brezhnev travelled by train-on the famed Trans-Siberian Railway. The visit to Siberia had economic as well as military significance. It had begun in the oil fields of Tjumen and took the President to military units near the border with China. Crowds turned out to greet Mr. Brezhnev when he arrived in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia.

    During his stay in Novosibirsk, Mr. Brezhnev visited a missile unit not far from the city...a visit underlining Russian combat readiness in the border region. And he watched missile personnel carrying out exercises.

    Throughout the tour, the President was accompanied by Defence Minister accompanied by Defence Minister Marshall Dmitiry Ustinov. During their meetings with border troops, they urged soldiers to be worthy of those who defended the country's frontiers during the Second World War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTH0W6QF81A4HDPTQTJS05QHU
    Media URN:
    VLVACTH0W6QF81A4HDPTQTJS05QHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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