Two Soviet diplomats have been expelled from Portugal as part of the government's response to the Polish crisis.
1. SV Attache Mikhail Morozov with child in arms at airport. 0.07
2. SV Morozov's wife goes through customs check and her husband says good-bye to friends. (2 SHOTS) 0.28
3. SV Embassy Councillor Yuri Babayants shakes hands with friends and goes through passport control. (2 SHOTS) 0.56
4. CU Departure Board with flight to Moscow displayed. 1.02
5. GV Aeroflot jet taxiing before take-off. 1.16
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Background: LISBON, PORTUGAL
Two Soviet diplomats have been expelled from Portugal as part of the government's response to the Polish crisis. The two men, Embassy Councillor Yuri Babayants, a former correspondent of the Soviet News Agency Tass in Paris, and Mikhail Morozov, a young attache, left Lisbon Airport for Moscow on the weekly flight of the Soviet Airline Aeroflot on Tuesday (26 January). Mr. Babayants was in charge of the Embassy's Press Relations and Mr. Morozov had come to Lisbon for his first posting after qualifying as a diplomat. Both men were seen off at the airport by Soviet Ambassador Arnold Kalinin. There are 19 Soviet diplomats left in the Lisbon Embassy following the departures and the total Soviet Community in Portugal consists of about 140 people.
Source: REUTERS - AFONSO PINTO