Cosmonauts arrive in Moscow & are welcomed by their families, Khruschev and huge crowds.
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Cosmonauts arrives in Moscow, USSR (Soviet Union, Russia).
Ground to air shot of large Soviet airliner flying, escorted by 7 small aircraft alongside. GV Nikita Khruschev (Secretary of Soviet Communist Party) with cosmonauts' family and friends - they are waiting for their heroes to appear from aircraft.
VS at Vnukovo airport in Moscow as the two cosmonauts Andryan Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich walk down steps of aircraft and towards dais, when they reach dais they deliver their message to Mr Khruschev who then embraces the two cosmonauts very passionately. MS section of large crowd at airport. VS Mr. Khruschev and the cosmonauts, carrying large bunches of flowers, acknowledge the crowds.
VS Nikolayev and Popovich driving through crowd lined streets towards Red Square. LS packed Red Square. VS as cosmonauts Major Yuri Gagarin, Titov, Nikolayev and Popovich stand alongside Nikita Khruschev on Lenin's Mausoleum and wave to the crowd in Red Square. VS Red Square crowds.
Date on dope sheet is 18/08/1962.