• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC ARRIVED IN MOSCOW TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC ARRIVED IN MOSCOW TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT.HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE TOP SOVIET LEADERS INCLUDING PRESIDENT MIKOYAN, MR.ALEXEI KOSYGIN, THE PRIME MINISTER, AND MR.LEONID BREZHNEV, THE PARTY LEADER.

    THE PRESIDENT'S COMET AIRLINER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A SOVIET JET FIGHTER ESCORT FROM THE TIME IT CROSSED THE SOVIET FRONTIER.AS THE COMET TOUCHED DOWN THE SEVEN FIGHTERS FLASHED OVER IN SALUTE AND DID IT AGAIN AS THE PRESIDENT STEPPED ONTO SOVIET SOIL.A GUARD OF HONOUR OF THE THREE SERVICES WAS LINED UP ON THE TARMAC.THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE PLAYED AND A SALUTE WAS FIRED.

    TWO HUNDRED CHEERING EGYPTIAN STUDENTS WERE AMONG THE AIRPORT CROWDS.AS THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP FORMED TO BE PRESENTED TO THE U.A.R.PRESIDENT, SIX AMBASSADORS - FROM GREECE, TURKEY, MAURITANIA, CHILE, CEYLON, AND SOMALIA - UNITED IN A QUIET BOYCOTT AFTER REFUSING TO YIELD PRECEDENCE TO THE COMMUNIST REPRESENTATIVE FROM SOUTH VIETNAM....THE AMBASSADORS WALKED AWAY FROM THE DIPLOMATIC LINE-UP.INSTEAD THEY STOOD IN A TERMINAL BUILDING DOORWAY AND BOWED AS PRESIDENT NASSER STRODE OUT TO HIS WAITING LIMOUSINE.

    LATER, ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENT MIKOYAN AND MR.BREZHNEV, PRESIDENT NASSER DROVE IN AN OPEN CAR FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE KREMLIN, A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 30 KILOMETRES (19 MILES).

    THE BROAD HIGHWAY, RUNNING STRAIGHT INTO THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL WAS BEDECKED WITH U.A.R.AND RUSSIAN FLAGS AND LINED BY THOUSANDS OF CHEERING RUSSIANS.

    THIS WAS PRESIDENT NASSER'S FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE SOVIET CAPITAL FOR SEVEN YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVVVQCM161QJG13PFZGOQ9DSM
    Media URN:
    VLVADVVVQCM161QJG13PFZGOQ9DSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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