• Short Summary

    MR KHRUSHCHEV, LEADING A TOP LEVEL GROUP OF SOVIET THEORISTS, ARRIVED BY SPECIAL TRAIN IN EAST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) TO ATTEND THE CONGRESS OF THE EAST GERMAN SOCIALIST UNITY (COMMUNIST) PARTY, OPENING TODAY.

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    MR KHRUSHCHEV, LEADING A TOP LEVEL GROUP OF SOVIET THEORISTS, ARRIVED BY SPECIAL TRAIN IN EAST BERLIN LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) TO ATTEND THE CONGRESS OF THE EAST GERMAN SOCIALIST UNITY (COMMUNIST) PARTY, OPENING TODAY.

    AFTER A BRIEF FORMAL SPEECH, MR KHRUSHCHEV - WHO WAS GREETED BY MR ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER - PUT ASIDE HIS NOTES AND LAUNCHED INTO A 20-MINUTES UNPREPARED STATEMENT. WITH A BROAD GRIN, HE SAID:
    GESTICULATING AND, AT TIMES, SHOUTING INTO THE MICROPHONE, MR KHRUSHCHEV SAID:
    SMILING BROADLY, THE SOVIET PREMIER THEN TURNED HIS REMARKS TO DR ADENAUER AND CONTRASTED THE "AGING" SYSTEM OF CAPITALISM WITH "SPRIGHTLY" SOCIALISM. "YOUR TIMES ARE OVER, YOU GENTLEMEN FROM THE WESTERN WORLD WHO ARE PRESENT" - AND HE POINTED AT THE CROWD OF WESTERN JOURNALISTS AND CAMERAMEN.

    "I SHALL SHOUT A LOAD HURRAH WHEN CAPITALISM IS BURIED", MR KHRUSHCHEV SAID. BUT HE STATED:
    MR KHRUSHCHEV ADDED:
    IT IS THE RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER'S FIRST KNOWN VISIT TO EAST GERMANY SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WENT UP IN AUGUST, 1961. REPORTS EARLIER THIS WEEK SUGGESTED THAT MR. KHRUSHCHEV MIGHT BE INVITED TO CROSS THE WALL INTO WEST BERLIN AND SEE FOR HIMSELF THE WESTERN SECTOR OF THE DIVIDED CITY. BUT A SOVIET SPOKESMAN STATED:
    THE CONGRESS OF EAST GERMAN'S SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY, WHICH WILL LAST A WEEK, IS SEEN BY OBSERVERS IN EAST BERLIN AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF RECENT EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST ASSEMBLES. IT IS EXPECTED TO DEAL WITH CRISES BOTH WITHIN THE COMMUNIST BLOC AND BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4R0NDO8NNTI2FKZ8L3B4OVPW
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4R0NDO8NNTI2FKZ8L3B4OVPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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