• Short Summary

    Viktor Jaanimetz is given asylum in US after defecting from Russian ship 'The Baltika'.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Title - 'US gives asylum to Baltika defector'.

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    MS's of the Russian ship 'The Baltika', which brought Nikita Khruschev to America. Various shots as seaman Viktor Jaanimetz is interviewed by American pressmen. He is asked his opinion of Khruschev. He answers "a fanatic".

    Various shots of Jaanimetz. He is asked why he defected, he answers "a free life". Asked what he means by a free life, he answers that he will be allowed to think the way he wants to and not to be told how to think.

    Cataloguer's note: American commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2786.10
    Media URN:
    81850
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:28:00 / 01:25:19:00
    Canister:
    UN 3410 E

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