President De Gaulle of France travels the Soviet Union before leaving for home.
Unissued / Unused material -
France and Russia / Soviet Union / USSR.
LS President General Charles de Gaulle and Madame de Gaulle leaving aircraft at Orly Airport, Paris after Moscow visit. MS The President inspects Guard of Honour. GV Pan from bridge to view of River Neva in Leningrad. MS Crowds walking along street in Leningrad. VS Ancient statue to the founder of the town. MS De Gaulle taking salute at march past. MS Group of Russians happily clapping. MS General de Gaulle shaking hands with crowd. VS In open car de Gaulle and Soviet leaders Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin and President Nikolai Podgorny drive through crowded streets and past famous Statue of Peter the First, the Palace Square and Leningrad Castle. VS President de Gaulle and Kosygin go in to look at the fountains in the garden of the Castle. Good shots of the fountains. GV Exterior of the only Catholic Church in Leningrad. CU small group of Russian women outside. MS President and Mme. de Gaulle leave the Church and the President crosses his chest as the Priest bids him goodbye. GV Main road in Kiev. MS Crowds welcome the President to Kiev. VS Another drive through and more hand shaking. VS Another motorcade drive through Volgograd, past Lenin statue. VS Showing bombed house which is restored as a memorial to the war Also shots of statues which are a monument to heroic resistance during World War II. MS De Gaulle salutes after laying wreath at war memorial at Mamai Hill, alongside him are General Malinovsky and Mr. Kosygin. GV Two shots of the hydro-electric plant at Volyskaia on the Volga River. MS De Gaulle standing on a platform looking down, pan down to show tank of Sturgeon swimming about. MS The workers offering de Gaulle a giant 20 lb. Sturgeon. MS More public hand shakes. VS At ceremony which President de Gaulle lays wreath in the rain at a memorial to Franco-Russian air force squadron and shots of some of the survivors attending ceremony. VS President de Gaulle and Podgorny both sign communique closing the visit. VS Showing the French President with Podgorny, Kosygin and Leonid Brezhnev walking in the Saint George Hall in Kremlin. VS Another motorcade through cheering crowds en route to Moscow Airport.
(Dupe Neg.) Old record suggests that material may date from around 04/07/1966.