• Short Summary

    MAJOR YURI GAGARIN, THE RUSSIAN SPACEMAN, AND HIS WIFE VALENTINE ARRIVED BY AIR FROM INDIA AT COLOMBO, DEC 7, FOR A FIVE-DAY TOUR OF CEYLON.

  • Description

    MAJOR YURI GAGARIN, THE RUSSIAN SPACEMAN, AND HIS WIFE VALENTINE ARRIVED BY AIR FROM INDIA AT COLOMBO, DEC 7, FOR A FIVE-DAY TOUR OF CEYLON.

    CABINET MINISTERS, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS INCLUDING SOVIET EMBASSY OFFICIALS, AND A CROWD OF SPECTATORS WELCOMED THE RUSSIAN VISITORS WHO WERE GARLANDED BY A SCHOOL GIRL DRESSED IN WHITE.

    AFTER SIGNING THE GOLDEN VISITORS' BOOK, MAJOR GAGARIN ADDRESSED THE CROWD. HE THANKED THEM FOR A SPLENDID WELCOME AND CONVEYED THE GOOD WISHES OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE.

    DURING THEIR STAY IN CEYLON, MAJOR GAGARIN AND HIS WIFE WERE TO VISIT RELIGIOUS CENTRES AND ATTEND RECEPTIONS IN SEVERAL TOWNS, BUT REPORTS FROM COLOMBO, DEC 10, SAID THE RUSSIAN SPACEMAN WAS SUFFERING FROM PHYSICAL STRAIN AND HAD ATO CURTAIL HIS PROGRAMME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACXHXLYJ5IO6E04NUP9W3DDFPV
    Media URN:
    VLVACXHXLYJ5IO6E04NUP9W3DDFPV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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