• Short Summary

    Soviet Premier Khrushchev will relax for a British week-end Sept 24-25 in one of the Long Island's most elegant old mansions, built with the money of an American Oil Magnate, and now the property of the Russians.

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    Soviet Premier Khrushchev will relax for a British week-end Sept 24-25 in one of the Long Island's most elegant old mansions, built with the money of an American Oil Magnate, and now the property of the Russians.

    Khrushchev was granted permission by the US State Department Sept 22 to leave the confines of the Park Avenue home of the USSR UN delegation, to visit this spacious estate maintained by the Soviet Union for its United Nations Delegation.

    The 37 acre estate with landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, and 45 rooms in the main building which overlooking Long Island Sound, was built with the money of Charles Pratt, a founder of the Standard Oil Co. It was Pratt's wedding gift to his son in 1911, and cost a million dollars. The main house, called Killenworth, was sold after World War Two to the Soviet Government. Lately the estate has been used rarely, and has an unkempt appearance.

    The Russians have been emboiled in frequent disputes with Federal, State, and Glen Cove tax officials concerning the estate. Last month the Russians demanded a rebate of $200,000 citing a State law which grants tax exemption to property used as a residence by a ranking UN official or his staff. The case has not yet been settled.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPMXA26KNF09JXNEBX238EHNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAPMXA26KNF09JXNEBX238EHNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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