Some more Pics from the Scotland - Russia Trust
archive of Kosygin's visit to Glasgow in February 1967....
Kosygin arrives in Railway Station (Glasgow Central?).
Talking to Railway Staff and the public in the Railway Station.
The above pic is a bit fuzzy with Kosygin bottom centre of Photo.
The Photo also shows quite well the old TB Clinic, which
later became Travel Centre and Tourist Information
post in George Square.
Again an old colour pic taken by a member of the then
Scotland - USSR Society. Photo shows Kosygin amongst
the crowds in George Square.
Also the Photo is taken in the general direction of
where Escotregen was viewing proceedings!
Note also bus in background for Glasgowken.
Above Photo also a bit fuzzy, with the KGB bodyguard in
better focus than Kosygin, but one of my favourites.
Kosygin was known as the great survivor, due to his ability
to survive the Stalinist purges of the inter war and post war
years due to his recognised administrative skills.
It is said that he was so dedicated to his job that he did not
leave his desk later that year (1967), when he heard that his
wife was dying.
For someone supposed to be stone faced according to Richard Nixon,
he seems to be enjoying the Glasgow crowds.
At entrance to City Chambers meeting various City officials.
I do not know who these officials were. Might be the various
Lord Provosts of different cities in Scotland or Deacon Convenors
of Trades Hall, Chamber of Commerce etc?
Close up Photo of Kosygin entering City Chambers.