World leaders and their representatives attended the funeral of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, giving them the opportunity to meet the new General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Yuri Andropov.
SV PAN Yuri Andropov, Andrei Gromyko and other Soviet officials enter room at House of Union 0.07
GV Delegations, including Polish prime minister Jaruzelski file past Soviet officials (3 shots) 0.12
SV Cuban delegation, including President Castro filing past Soviet officials 0.15
SV & GV Chinese foreign minister Huang Hua and other delegates shaking hands with Soviets (2 shots) 0.30
SV & GV various delegations passing, including PLO leader Yasser Arafat (5 shots) 1.01
GV & SV Indian delegation led by Indira Gandhi who also bows at portrait of Brezhnev (3 shots) 1.27
GV various delegations including Pierre Trudeau of Canada 1.51
SV West German delegation led by Helmut Kohl (3 shots) 2.10
SV & GV various delegations including Zenko Suzuki of Japan (3 shots) 2.21
SV Syria's President Assad and other delegation members shake hands with Soviets (5 shots) 3.11
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Background: MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.
World leaders and their representatives attended the funeral of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, giving them the opportunity to meet the new General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Yuri Andropov. Later Mr Andropov held a 30 minute meeting with U.S. vice-president George Bush and US secretary of state George Shultz. The new Soviet leader spent some time with China's foreign minister Huang Hua and diplomatic sources speculated this could signal a new attitude in the Kremlin's foreign policy.
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