On the last day of his six-day tour of the French Provinces, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev and wife Nina, paid a short visit to a textile factory at Lille, March 30, before boarding a special train for Rouen, the last city on his tour.
LV Train at Serqueux station.
SV Sign on station "Serqueux".
SV Mr. Khrushchev looking out of train window.
LV Mr. Khrushchev walking along platform preceded by photographers etc.
SV People hanging over railings shaking hands with Mr. Khrushchev.
SCU Mr. Khrushchev waves and walks along platform.
SV Attendants on train look on.
CU Mrs. Khrushchev waiting to reboard train.
SV Engine drivers look on from cab.
SCU Mr. Khrushchev reboards train.
TRAVEL SHOT.. Crowd as train leaves.
LV PAN..Down Rouen Cathedral.
SV Mr.& Mrs. Khrushchev passing cathedral railings.
SV Little girl presents bouquet.
SV Mr. Khrushchev stopped by guide who points upwards.
ANGLE SHOT.. Tower of cathedral.
CU Mr. Khrushchev listening to guide.
LV Crowd in street with long banner.
SCU Mr. Khrushchev enters car and waves.
GV Crowd outside prefecture at Rouen.
SV Ditto with flags.
SV Mr. Khrushchev waves from prefecture window.
TV PAN..Crowd with banners cheer.
CU Mr. Khrushchev enters car.
LV Car drives away with Mr. Khrushchev.
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Background: On the last day of his six-day tour of the French Provinces, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev and wife Nina, paid a short visit to a textile factory at Lille, March 30, before boarding a special train for Rouen, the last city on his tour.
A short stop at Serqueux gave the Russian leader a chance to step down from his special train and refresh himself with a glass of Calvados. He talked for some time with the waitress in the station buffet who brought him the drink.
Back on the train Premier Khrushchev mentioned several points that Communism had in common with Christianity. He said "On many points we are in agreement with Christ. A lot of his teaching resembles communism. If I were Christ I would chase the money-changers out of the temple".
When he arrived in Rouen the Russian Prime Minister visited the famous cathedral, but he was content to walk round the outside without entering. Throughout his tour the Catholic clergy have remained aloof from any welcome accorded to the Soviet Premier.
His tour over Premier Khrushchev returned to Paris March 31, to resume his series of talks with President de Gaulle at Rambouillet Chateau, outside Paris. He will return to Moscow April 3.