Soviets reopen embassy in Australia, 5 years after last Soviet diplomat defected.
Unissued / unused material.
Australian newsreel item.
Russians back to reopen embassy after renewal of Australian-Soviet relations, Australia.
MS cameramen taking picture of wife of Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov at Kingsford Smith Airport (1954). MS Petrov's wife. MS crowds at airport - Petrov has defected, the crowds are urging Mrs. P. to do the same. LS crowds around plane.
LS plane "The Flying Dutchman" on tarmac (19159). LS new batch of Soviet officials and their wives and families leaving plane. Various CUs of officials and their families in Customs Office. Various shots new Soviet diplomat Vassily Kurnetsov. MS new charge d'Affaire Ivan Skripov, being interviewed.
Date on dope sheet is 23/06/1959.