Just hours after a window of the New York office of the Soviet Aeroflot Airline was shattered by a brick on Thursday (14 Jan), the Soviet Mission ad the U.
GV Broken window in Aeroflot office
CU Nicholas Loginov (SOUND ON FILM STARTS)
GV & CU Loginov replies to questions by reporters (SOUND ON FILM)
TRANSCRIPT: LOGINOV: (SEQ. 2) "These acts of hooliganism against Soviet personnel in the United States are aimed at bring about a crisis between the Soviet Union and the United States of America."
REPORTER: "Are you saying that the American Government is in connivance with the JDL in promoting attacks?"
LOGINOV: "I'll repeat once again. We demanded and we protested. We protested against such kind of actions and we demanded that the American authorities should provide and should secure normal life, normal conditions for the Soviet peoples in this country and especially in this city."
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Background: Just hours after a window of the New York office of the Soviet Aeroflot Airline was shattered by a brick on Thursday (14 Jan), the Soviet Mission ad the U.N. made another in a series of complaints about what they regard as inaction by the United States Government in the face of harassment in the city by members of the militant Jewish Defence League (JDL).
Soviet Press Secretary Nicholas Loginov claims that even Soviet Ambassador Jacob A. Malik was followed by a car filled with JDL members who tried to "impede the motion" of his car and shouted abuse at him.
He said the leader of the JDL, Rabbi Meir D. Kahane, had announced his organization's aim to bring about a crisis in Soviet-American relations shortly after returning from a recent visit to Israel.
Press Secretary Loginov made his statement and answered reporters' questions at the Soviet Mission to the U.N. in New York.