• Short Summary

    A RUSSIAN ILYUSHIN JETLINER BROUGHT A RUSSIAN TEAM OF NINE (FIVE DOCTORS AND FOUR MEDICAL AIDES), TO LEOPOLDVILLE AIRPORT, CONGO, JANUARY 5, WITH MEDICAL AND FOOD SUPPLIES TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE STANLEYVILLE FLOODING.

  • Description

    A RUSSIAN ILYUSHIN JETLINER BROUGHT A RUSSIAN TEAM OF NINE (FIVE DOCTORS AND FOUR MEDICAL AIDES), TO LEOPOLDVILLE AIRPORT, CONGO, JANUARY 5, WITH MEDICAL AND FOOD SUPPLIES TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE STANLEYVILLE FLOODING. HEAD OF THE TEAM WAS DR. ALEXANDRE KUZNETZOV, RECEIVED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE SOVIET CHARGE D'AFFAIRES LEONID PODGORNOV; MEMBERS OF THE SOVIET MISSION IN LEOPOLDVILLE; A CONGOLESE DELEGATION LED BY MR. DAVIER, PRESIDENT OF THE CONGOLESE RED CROSS; AND DR. BELERIVE, CHIEF OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.

    WHILE THE GROUP WERE BEING ENTERTAINED AT A RECEPTION AT THE AIRPORT, U.N.O. SOLDIERS SURROUNDED THE ILYUSHIN TO GUARD IT AGAINST THE STILL STRONG ANTI-SOVIET FEELING IN LEOPOLDVILLE. THE PLANE WAS THE FIRST ILYUSHIN TO LAND THERE AFTER THE SOVIET EMBASSY WAS CLOSED IN 1960 WHEN MOBUTO TOOK OVER.

    STANLEYVILLE IS THE WORST HIT CONGOLESE TOWN TO SUFFER THE CONGO RIVER FLOODS. THE SOVIET PLANE WAS 50 MINUTES AHEAD OF AN AMERICAN GLOBEMASTER TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT CARRYING AMERICAN-MADE GENERATORS AND TWO GERMAN TECHNICIANS FROM COLOGNE. MORE RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN AID WAS ON THE WAY, JANUARY 6.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5X0WTJ15MD9FNED9GFT23W8F
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5X0WTJ15MD9FNED9GFT23W8F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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