• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: The top leaders of the Government & Communist Party meet for unusual if not unprecedented tour of Moscow to put the seal of approval on the new sports complex built for next month's Olympic Games.

  • Description

    1.
    Newscaster introducing Gene Pell with report from Moscow
    8 ft

    2.
    GV Brezhnev getting out of car...greeted by waiting officials.
    12 ft

    3.
    GV Brezhnev walking towards the new buildings
    23 ft

    4.
    CU Brezhnev seated
    27 ft

    5.
    Pan swimming pool
    29 ft

    6.
    GV the road to the Olympic Village
    33 ft

    7.
    GV Motorcade to Olympic Village
    37 ft

    8.
    Pan crowd..Brezhnev mingling
    43 ft

    9.
    Brezhnev receives flowers...kisses woman
    45 ft

    10.
    Pan the stadium
    49 ft

    11.
    GV Brezhnev and other officials
    52 ft

    12.
    GV Brezhnev seated..surrounded by officials
    54 ft

    13.
    CU Gene Pell, N.B.C. reporter
    63 ft

    14.
    GV Officials in the stadium
    68 ft

    15.
    CU Brezhnev
    70 ft

    16.
    GV Officials
    71 ft

    17.
    GV Brezhnev walking away.
    73 ft




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    Background: SYNOPSIS: The top leaders of the Government & Communist Party meet for unusual if not unprecedented tour of Moscow to put the seal of approval on the new sports complex built for next month's Olympic Games. Brezhnev, Kosygin, Suslov, Gromyko, almost the entire polit-bureau plus secretaries of the Communist Party central committee were in the entourage.

    They stopped first at the indoor stadium and swimming pool complex which the Soviets like to point out is the biggest in Europe, then continued to the Olympic Village which will open this weekend with the first arrivals of foreign athletes.

    The long line of black limousines snaking through the city was a rare sight in itself, so to was a relaxed and informal leadership mingling with ordinary Russians at the various sites. The 73 year old Brezhnev seemed more vigorous and alert than at any time for months. He and his colleagues lavished praise on architects, designers, construction engineers and sports officials; they predicted the Games would be a huge success and would promote the Olympic movement, friendship and world peace.

    Ever since the word boycott was first mentioned in connection with the Games the Soviets have been pressing the argument that sports and politics should not be linked, but the two are inseparable in this society and always have been.

    The political leadership has wagered a huge stake on the outcome.... Their trip around the city underlines just how important the Games are to the Kremlin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPU888XKE7VHKY9O5QFJMWLYT
    Media URN:
    VLVADPU888XKE7VHKY9O5QFJMWLYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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