• Short Summary

    A Russian submarine tender put into Slite Harbour, Gotland Island, in the Baltic, April 7, after her captain, a young Lithuanian lieutenant asked for political asylum.

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    GV Russian ship enters harbour.
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    LV Ship alongside harbour, armed guard in FG.
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    3.
    SV Russian sailors on board.
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    GV PAN..Over Russian ship.
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    SV armed guard in FG, ship in BG.
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    GV Crowd on quayside.
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    GV PAN..Russian ship.
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    GV Ditto.
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS:- About 30,000 inhabitants of the Baltic States, annexed by the Soviet Union, found a home and citizenship in Sweden in the last two decades.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Russian submarine tender put into Slite Harbour, Gotland Island, in the Baltic, April 7, after her captain, a young Lithuanian lieutenant asked for political asylum.

    The crew of nine told the Swedish authorities they wanted to return home but were unable to navigate the two-hundred-ton tender. Officials of the Soviet Embassy were journeying to Slite to see if a replacement for the defected captain would be necessary for the return of the tender.

    The captain asked for asylum after navigating the ship into Swedish waters where he was rowed ashore by a member of the crew.

    About 30,000 inhabitants of the Baltic states, annexed by the Soviet Union, have found a home and citizenship in Sweden in the last two decades.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7U4814TWNLMQWPO7UH29DNMD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U4814TWNLMQWPO7UH29DNMD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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