• Short Summary

    Visnews cameras
    followed Jan 22 the Russian Deputy Premier Mr. Mikoyan on his tour of the
    Copenhagen?

  • Description

    Visnews cameras
    followed Jan 22 the Russian Deputy Premier Mr. Mikoyan on his tour of the
    Copenhagen shipyard of Burmeister and Wain, the owners of which marked the
    occasion of Mr. Mikoyan's visit by announcing a new contract for the sale of the
    designs of their latest highpowered diesel engines to Russia.

    On a one-day stop-over in the Danish capital after his "private" holiday in the
    United States and the near-disastrous flight from New York to Copenhagen, Mr.

    Mikoyan seemed pleasantly surprised when shipyard director volunteer interpreter
    Niels Munck, announced the deal. The Russian statesman cited this announcement
    as demonstrating that "capitalist and communist firms can work in harmony
    together." The shipyard workers (many are reported belonging to the Danish
    Communister Party) cheered Mr. Mikoyan, who showed great interest in machinery
    parts used in refrigerator ships, of which the firm has sold 25 to Russia since
    1953. Some workers, however, deliberately turned their backs on the Russian
    visitor, and carried on with their work as if he wasn't there.

    Burmeister and Wain is the firm which four years ago cancelled plans to sell
    tankers to Russia because of a protest to N.A.T.O. by the American Government
    which said the tankers could be of "strategic importance" in the event of war
    with Russia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJI1W5X1MAL076URDVUVHUW2F
    Media URN:
    VLVAJI1W5X1MAL076URDVUVHUW2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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