• Short Summary

    IN MOSCOW, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PLAYING THEIR LAST RESPECTS TODAY (FRIDAY) TO THE WORLD'S ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    IN MOSCOW, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PLAYING THEIR LAST RESPECTS TODAY (FRIDAY) TO THE WORLD'S ON WEDNESDAY. TOMORROW GAGARIN AND VLADIMIR SERGEYEVEICH SERYOGIN, AND ENGINEER COLONEL, AND ENGINEER COLONEL, WHO DIED WITH HIM WILL BE BURIED IN THE KREMLIN WALL IN RED SQUARE.

    ALL TODAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE POURED INTO THE RED ARMY HALL IN MOSCOW TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS . MANY OF THEM WERE CARRYING WREATHS TO ADD TO THE SCORES PILED AROUND THE URNS CONTAINING THE ASHES OF GAGARIN AND THE PILOT WHO DIED WITH HIM.

    INSIDE, THE WEEPING RELATIVES OF THE TWO MEN SAT BESIDE THE URNS. OTHER COSMONAUTS AND ARMY OFFICERS WERE AMONG THOSE WHO HAD WORDS OF CONDOLENCE FOR THEM.

    THE MOST DISTINGUISHED MOURNERS FOR RUSSIA'S GREATEST HERO WERE THE SOVIET LEADERS. ALL THREE OF THE TOP MEN IN THE SOVIET UNION, MR. KOSYGIN, MR. BREZHNEV AND MR. PODGORNY, WERE THERE TO PAY HOMAGE TO GAGARIN. MR. BREZHNEV PUT HIS ARM AROUND GAGARIN'S WIDOW, AND THE TOO, SAID RADIO MOSCOW, WAS ???EPING.

    TOMORROW, GAGARIN AND HIS COMPANION WILL RECEIVE A STATE FUNERAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE7KCOJ9WU786GID0MMBLZRDRM
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7KCOJ9WU786GID0MMBLZRDRM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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