27 August 1966* [Novosti] ABC TV company

Request from US television company ABC for permission to film a TV-program about the life of a working-class Soviet family. [Russian: 27 August 1966]


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To the CPSU Central Committee

The Novosti Press Agency [APN] has received a request from representatives of the American television company ABC to produce a joint report on the life of a worker’s family from the agricultural machinery factory in Rostov-on-the-Don. The film will show various aspects of the life of a working-class family, and the family will be used to illustrate the achievements of the Soviet government over the past 50 years.

The film will be shown to APN for approval before it appears on television. The Radio and Television Committee (Comrade Mesyatsev) has no objections to the project.

We consider it would be expedient to accept the company’s proposal.

We request authorisation.

[signature] Zaichnikov

First deputy chairman of the board of the Novosti News Agency

23 August 1966

To the CPSU Central Committee

The Central Committee Information Department supports APN’s proposal.

We request authorisation.

Head of the Information Department

[signature] Shevlyagin

6 September 1966




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Translation, George Sklyar

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