• Short Summary

    Thousands of cheering Cubans - shouting "Russia Yes, Yankee No" - lined the sea-wall at Havana Harbour June 5 to welcome 300 Soviet agricultural technicians who had arrived aboard the Russian vessel "Gruzia".

  • Description

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    LV "Gruzia"
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    2.
    LV "Gruzia" enters harbour
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    LV "Gruzia" in harbour, crowds run forward to meet her
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    MV Crowd with banner
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    CU Spectators waving flags.
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    CU DITTO, Castro's face on flag
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    MV Captain Jimenez leaves ship with Soviet Ambassador to Cuba
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    LV Technicians leave ship


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    VM DITTO
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    CU DITTO, technicians making enthusiastic signs
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    CU Technicians shake hands with Cubans
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    MV DITTO
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    13.
    GV DITTO
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of cheering Cubans - shouting "Russia Yes, Yankee No" - lined the sea-wall at Havana Harbour June 5 to welcome 300 Soviet agricultural technicians who had arrived aboard the Russian vessel "Gruzia".

    The Cuban warships escorted the ship to the dockside where red-berated schoolchildren showered the Russians with flowers and shouted "Viva Nikita".

    Welcoming the Russian party, the Cuban Director of Agrarian Reform, Nunez Jimenez said: "What a difference between the imperialist Government and that of the Soviet Union...one sends us ships with mercenaries and the other ships with teachers." His welcoming speech ended: "Viva Lenin and Fidel Castro."
    About 1,000 young Cuban peasants left Cuba June 11 for Russia where they will live for a year on collective farms, studying Russian agricultural methods.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TT6EJ4PXVOCCQBVI3JBQOA85
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TT6EJ4PXVOCCQBVI3JBQOA85
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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