• Short Summary

    THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOVIET NAVY, ADMIRAL SERGEI GORSHKOV, FLEW INTO ALGERIA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO START A SEVEN-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE ALGERIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY.

  • Description

    THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOVIET NAVY, ADMIRAL SERGEI GORSHKOV, FLEW INTO ALGERIA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO START A SEVEN-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE ALGERIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY.

    ADMIRAL GORSHKOV, WHO IS ALSO A DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER, IS THE FIRST SOVIET MILITARY LEADER TO GO TO ALGERIA SINCE THE VISIT OF DEFENCE MINISTER MARSHAL ANDREI GRECHKO ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO.

    AT ALGIERS AIRPORT, THE ADMIRAL WAS WELCOMED BY HIS ALGERIAN COUNTERPART, NAVAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF RACHID BEN MOUSSA, AND THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AT THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ABDELKADER CHABOU.

    ADMIRAL GORSHKOV CAME TO PROMINENCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN HE WAS GIVEN COMMAND OF THE SOVIET FLOTILLAS IN THE BLACK SEA, THE SEA OF AZOV AND THE DANUBE. BY 1956, HE HAD RISEN TO COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOVIET FLEET. FOR HIS OUTSTANDING SERVICE HE WAS MADE A HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION, AND AMONG HIS MANY DECORATIONS HE WAS THREE TIMES AWARDED THE ORDER OF LENIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK6OIFYTHB89J97P9NYXSLSUC
    Media URN:
    VLVAK6OIFYTHB89J97P9NYXSLSUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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