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    RUSSIAN COSMONAUT YURI GAGARIN ARRIVED IN ATHENS, GREECE, ON FEBRUARY 11 ON A TWO-DAY GOODWILL VISIT AS A GUEST OF THE GREEK-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE.

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    RUSSIAN COSMONAUT YURI GAGARIN ARRIVED IN ATHENS, GREECE, ON FEBRUARY 11 ON A TWO-DAY GOODWILL VISIT AS A GUEST OF THE GREEK-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE.WHEN HE ARRIVED AT ATHENS AIRPORT, FROM A TOUR OF LIBYA, HE WAS MOBBED BY ADMIRERS AND SHOWERED WITH FLOWERS.

    ON FEBRUARY 12, MAJOR GAGARIN, THE FIRST MAN TO ORBIT THE WORLD, CALLED ON THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, MR KARAMANLIS, AND DISCUSSED HIS FLIGHT WITH HIM FOR MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR.A CROWDED ITINERARY WAS PLANNED FOR THE SPACEMAN, INCLUDING VISITS TO THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS, WHERE HE WAS AWARDED HONORARY CITIZENSHIP AND THE GOLD MEDAL OF ATHENS.

    MAJOR GAGARIN EXPRESSED A SPECIAL WISH TO VISIT THE ACROPOLIS, AND ON FEBRUARY 13, ACCOMPANIED BY EMBASSY OFFICIALS AND GUIDES, HE TOURED THE SITE.HE SAW THE PARTHENON, THE MUSEUM, AND THE BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE KNOWN AS "WINGLESS VICTORY".

    ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN, DUE TO BE THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH, IS PREPARING AT CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, U.S.A., FOR THE BLAST OFF SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 14.

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    Film ID:
    VLVALKPP6D312AD2UF0LVEIQ6F8P
    Media URN:
    VLVALKPP6D312AD2UF0LVEIQ6F8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1962
    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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