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DEATH OF RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 30/06/1971

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2439

FOR PRESS PM. No._ 68/ 1971
DEATH OF RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS
Statement by the Prime Minister, Mr William McMahon
The Prime Minister, Mr William McMahon, tonight
sent the following message to the Soviet Prime Minister, Mr Kosygin
" I was very saddened and shocked to learn of
the death of your three cosmonauts.
Their loss will be felt by all people of goodwill.
We have all followed with intense interest their record-breaking
journey. On behalf of the Australian Government and people,
please accept my sincere condolences and convey my
sympathy to the bereaved families of these three gallant men.
CANBERRA, June 1971

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