• Short Summary

    Mrs Kasenkina's leap for freedom prompts the severing of USSR consular ties with the US

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    Soviet Consulate in San Francisco, United States of America

    M.S. Mrs. Oksana Kasenkina lying in courtyard of the Soviet Consulate. M.S. People carrying her into the Consulate. M.S. She is carried out of building on stretcher. S.C.U. Lying in hospital bed speaking in microphones. C.U. Her face. S.C.U. Speaking into mike. Perspiration being taken off her forehead with wad of wool. M.S. Speaking to reporters (In Russian). C.U. Face as she speaks. S.C.U. Her face as interpreter translates her speech. 'When they returned her to the Consulate, she knew since they did not permit her to leave the Consulate that she would not be able to escape in Moscow either. Therefore she jumped out of the window in an attempt to escape. She did not want to kill herself. She wanted to escape.'

    LS Soviet Consulate in San Francisco. Plaque on wall - 'Consulate General of the USSR'
    C.U. The Consul, Konstantin Efremov, saying goodbye to reporters. Soviet Consulate closes. USSR severed all consular ties with US. 'One more skirmish in the Cold War'.
    MS Lomakin Soviet Ambassador, leaving. Big packing case taken from Embassy.

    (Comb. B/W)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:39:00 / 01:03:26:00
    UN 1994 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    Mrs Kasenkina made her leap for freedom on 12 August 1948.

    "Lomakin" is Jacob Lomakin.

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