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  • Short Summary

    French President General de Gaulle visits Russia.

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    Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Various library shots (1910's material) of Tzar Nicholas watching army manoeuvres in Russia prior to revolution.

    Ground to air shots of General de Gaulle's Presidential plane flying over Moscow airport with smaller jets as escorts. LS. The plane taxies in. LS. Battery of guns fire salute. Various shots of the President of France General de Gaulle and wife being greeted by Mr Podgorny and Mr Kosygin amongst many other Soviet officials. MS. General de Gaulle inspecting Guard of Honour. MS. General De Gaulle goes up to the crowds and starts to shake hands with people. Various shots of General de Gaulle, Mr Kosygin and Podgorny travelling in car through crowded streets. Various interior shots of the Kremlin and a shot of a painting of Lenin speaking to a crowd. Various shots of President de Gaulle and Mr Brezhniev as they meet in the conference room. They sit down around table with Mr Kosygin and Mr Podgorny, Mr Gromyko. Various shots of the talks. MS. Russian crowds outside Kremlin. Various shots of General de Gaulle addressing the mass crowd from a balcony - it is raining. Crowd cheering, waving, holding umbrellas. Various shots in the centre of Moscow - the streets are flooded from the downpour. Cars splash through people walking in knee deep water and rain still sweeps down in places. LS. Lenin University. Various shots of General De Gaulle arriving at University. Various shots of General De Gaulle visiting one of the classrooms in the university and sits in on a lesson while the lecturer carries on talking to the class. LS. General de Gaulle walking into conference hall packed full of students. Various shots of President de Gaulle addressing the students, shots of them listening. MS. President de Gaulle on the Lenin Terrace to get a view of Moscow. GV. Moscow from the terrace. GV. Two famous churches in Moscow, one of them is St. Basil's. Various shots of Mrs de Gaulle having her own little tour. She sees the Tzar's Bell with the bit out of it. She also visits an exhibition of Rodin's works of art - several sculptures were seen. Various shots of the crowds in Red Square. People look at some photographs of the President's tour on show. MS. Presidential motorcade moving along at rain. Various shots inside the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. President and Mrs de Gaulle enter the Grand Box with Mr Podgorny and Mr Kosygin. MS. Scene from the ballet they are watching 'Romeo and Juliet'. Various shots of Novosibirsk before General de Gaulle arrives. MS. President De Gaulle and Podgorny in open car waving. MS. President De Gaulle meeting workers at a power plant. Travelling shots taken moving through the Taiga Forests in Siberia showing the new 'scientific city' of Akademgorodok. Various shots of President de Gaulle visiting the research installations and talking with scientists.

    (Dupe Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 27/06/1966.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:08:42:00
    UN 4151 E

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