• Short Summary

    A press conference attended by more than two hundred reporters of foreign and Soviet newspapers, radio and TV companies and information agencies was held in Moscow's House of Journalists on September 5.

  • Description

    A press conference attended by more than two hundred reporters of foreign and Soviet newspapers, radio and TV companies and information agencies was held in Moscow's House of Journalists on September 5.

    First Deputy of the General Procurator of the USSR Malyarov informed the newsmen about a recent open trial of P. Yakir and V. Krasin who had been sentenced to prison terms for leading subversive propaganda and the circulation of slanderous inventions about the Soviet Union in co-operation with foreign anti-Soviet organisations.

    The speaker clarified the judicial qualification of the charges brought against the defendants saying that the criminal proceedings against them were instituted in full conformity with part one of Article 70 of Criminal Code of the RSFSR.

    Speaking at the press conference P.Yakir said he came to a conclusion he must plead guilty "recognizing the harmful nature of his actions".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXT6L8C3W0AHEFE62BH10LT8I
    Media URN:
    VLVAXT6L8C3W0AHEFE62BH10LT8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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