• Short Summary

    Finland celebrates 60 years of Independence on Tuesday (6 December). On Monday, representatives from 23?

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    1.
    SV Prince Henrik of Denmark shaking hands with President Urho Kekkonen of Finland (2 shots)
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    2.
    SV Prince Bertil of Sweden and Princess and Cabinet members shaking hands with President Kekkonen
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    3.
    SV Premier Kosygin of the U.S.S.R. shaking hands with president Kekkonen (2 shots)
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    4.
    SV Mrs. Joan Mondale shaking hands with President and giving him gift of small dolls (4 shots)
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    Finland's neutrality has helped it prosper. Its nearest neighbour the Soviet Union now has trade and economic agreements with it that have helped it through recessions that have effected other similar countries more severely. It was from the Soviet Union that Finland gained independence. Finland was a duchy of the Soviet Union for one hundred years during the days of the Tsars.




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    Background: Finland celebrates 60 years of Independence on Tuesday (6 December). On Monday, representatives from 23 countries were in Helsinki, Finland's capital, for independence celebrations.

    SYNOPSIS: Finland's close neighbours were well represented ... Prince Henrik of Denmark greeting President Urho Kekkonen of Finland.

    Prince Bertil of Sweden. It's been an important time for Finland. Talks have been going on with the Soviet Union about continuing relations between the two countries. On Sunday, President Kosygin for the second time this year held talks with President Kekkonen and Finnish leaders. Representing the United States was Mrs. Joan Mondale, wife of Vice President Walter Mondale.

    Those at the celebrations represented widely different ideologies, reflecting perhaps the position Finland has increasingly sought in the world -- that of impartial neutrality.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94LVI13NFN5JK90YMTAQF4ISA
    Media URN:
    VLVA94LVI13NFN5JK90YMTAQF4ISA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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