The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Pictures depict the tribes and people of America. People pack the pictures in a box for the visit of the Soviet Union people. Some pictures of the Russian art. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev visits the United States. People on the street to receive him. The U.S. Secretary of State George Pratt Shultz and his wife visit Russia. People greet them. Gorbachev and the U.S. president Ronald Reagan at a summit in Washington DC. Americans at the summit. Animation depicts the merging of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. American rock star Billy Joel and his group perform in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes a piano performance of Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. An exchange program at school level. Soviet children at an American outdoors ropes and climbing activity during an exchange program. The talks held to discuss vital issues in New York. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. The people of the Soviet Union watch an "Information USA" touring exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. A young Russian boy speaks about his interest in American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. Collaboration of the two nations to protect the ozone layer. Officials of the two nations sign an agreement relating to the nuclear power plants. George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurates a system that communicates nuclear dangers. A woman in the communication room. Food grain supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soldiers walk on a street. American journalist Nicholas Daniel disembarks a plane after his release. The view of the American Embassy. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reaga
The US-USSR Moscow Summit on Human rights in Moscow, Soviet Union. U.S. president Ronald Reagan speaks on issues relating to Human rights. Other officials seated in front. He speaks about the right to immigrate and travel. View of the Kremlin in Moscow. U.S. Secretory of State George Pratt Shultz speaks about strategic arms reductions in light of the weapons race. The White house press secretary Marlin Fitzwater at a press conference. The board reads 'Department of State'. Exteriors of the building. View of protesters permitted to demonstrate in the Soviet Union indicating some improvement in conditions. In Washington DC, citizens march on streets demonstrating for the freedom of Soviet Jews. The soviet scholar Peter Reddaway speaks about the reforms and highlights reforms and changing Soviet policy on open-ended internment of mental health patients. People pray inside a church in the Soviet Union. George Weigel, the president of the James Madison Foundation, speaks of importance of religious freedom in the Soviet union on a news panel. Weigel states that religious freedom is a key test of Glasnost and Perestroika. Exterior view of the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family under construction in Washington DC, built by Ukrainian American Catholics. People in the Soviet Union protest, marching on a street and holding signs and pickets. A large military parade in the Soviet Union in Red Square.
View overlooking military parade in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union. YaG-10 trucks with antiaircraft guns move in formation.Among buildings seen are: Saint Basil's Cathedral, and Spasskaya Tower. Joseph Stalin stands reviewing the parade with Klimenti Voroshilov. Closeup of Stalin smiling and waving. Glimpse of Vyacheslav Molotov and Sergei Kirov (who was assassinated in December, 1934). Soviet troops march in large square formations. Closeup of the trucks with antiaircraft guns. New sequence shows Mikhail Kalinin sitting next to Stalin.
View from location high above Red Square in Moscow, Soviet Union, where more than 50 YaG-10 trucks with 76mm antiaircraft guns (1931 model 3K) are moving in formation. Notable buildings around the square are clearly seen, including: Saint Basil's Cathedral; Spasskaya Tower; and rear of the Historic Museum. Smoky industrial sites and smoke stacks are seen in background. Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, stands on portico at the Kremlin, overlooking the parade. Next to him is Klimenty (Klementi) Y Voroshilov, People's Commissar for Defense. Closeup of Stalin smiling and waving. Glimpse of Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars behind Stalin's left shoulder. The person, to Stalin's right and behind, appears to be Sergei Mironovich Kirov, who was assassinated in December, 1934. Huge formations of Soviet troops maneuver in the square. Closeup of the Yag-10 trucks with antiaircraft guns. Change of scene to Stalin sitting next to Mikhail I Kalinin, Chairman of the Soviet Central Executive Committee.
A film titled 'Why we fight : Battle of Russia' about German aggression in the Soviet Union during World War II. A dramatization depicts Soviet troops as they defend their land against foreign invaders over the years. A map of the Soviet Union depicts the advance of German forces up to Moscow. Red Army troops march. A picture of an ancient Russian warrior. Snow covered surroundings with the onset of winters. St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. People pray in a church. A bishop conducts a service. Soviet soldiers listen to an order read out to them. Aircraft parked on a field. Soviet paratroopers, infantrymen and cavalry units. Artillery being fired at an enemy position.
A welcome for Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow, Russia after his successful first voyage into space by a human, orbiting the earth in his Vostok spacecraft. Yuri Gagarin arrives at an airfield in Moscow. Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev greets Gagarin. A large crowd holds pictures and banners. Gagarin reports to Premier Khrushchev. The Premier greets and congratulates Gagarin . Then Gagarin greets his wife. Gagarin and the Premier move through the streets in a motorcade as people of Moscow line the streets to cheer his achievement. A helicopter showers flowers on the motorcade.