Continuing his 18-day visit to Russia, President Nasser of the United Arab Republic, spent Wednesday, 30th April, touring Moscow, sight-seeing.
GV. Metro Station Moscow and crowds.
GV. Pan over crowds outside the Metro Station.
LV. Crowds around Nasser's car.
SCU.Pan from Police motor-cycle to crowd.
CU. Pan Police car with loud speakers telling crowds to move on.
SV. Police pushing crowd back.
LV. Nasser and Party leaving Metro Station.
SV. Nasser shakes hands with Admirer.
LV. towards Nasser walks to car, waves to crowd.
SV. Nasser leaves car passes camera.
SV. Onlookers - women waving with fingers.
GV. Cars leaving.
GV. Crowd dispersing.
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Background: Continuing his 18-day visit to Russia, President Nasser of the United Arab Republic, spent Wednesday, 30th April, touring Moscow, sight-seeing.
Our camera-man was able to take several shots of Col.Nasser leaving a Metro station in Moscow and climbing into a car that took him to the Kremlin.
The Russian Government and people are lavishing a spectacular welcome on the President. Wherever he goes there's always a crowd of cheering students and people greeting him with "Hail leader of the Arab World". Members of the Pioneers,--a junior Communist movement---- is ever-present with posies and bouquets for President Nasser.
Later in the day--- Wednesday, 30th.April---- he was the guest of honour at the Bolshoi Theatre where the scheduled opera, Verdi's "Aida", was replaced by a special performance of the ballet "Swan Lake". This last minute change was thought politic, as "Aida" was first performed in Cairo, in 1871, to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal.
For the most part President Nasser's tour will take him to military installations, and cultural and educational institutions throughout the country.