Postwar scenes in Moscow, Russia, after end of World War II. The population including civilians and soldiers mingle and enjoy peacetime activities. A young Soviet soldier walks with a young woman who carries a large bouquet of flowers. People stroll leisurely along the sidewalks. A motorist in a convertible coupe automobile, parked on Red Square, paints a picture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, which is seen clearly in background. Trams pass behind him. View of huge storage tanks.Bricklayers at work on top level of a building. Numerous government buildings. View of Moscow State University building from 1793 on Manezhnaya ploshchad (Square). Students emerging from the University.
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.
May Day celebration in Moscow, Russia. Cut outs of Russian dignitaries on a wall. Troops stand at a square. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin walks towards a mausoleum. People watch him. He climbs the stairs of mausoleum. He waves to the crowd. Clock on a tower reads10 O'clock. Soldiers stand with horses. Troops stand aligned. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov arrives and salute. Band plays music. Soviet Army, Navy and Air troops march. Officer salutes. Russian aircraft fly over head. People watch the air show.
Postwar Russian in 1946. Musicians perform at the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia. Violin master and virtuoso David Fyodorovich Oistrakh plays together with a pianist and a young violinist. Views of the trio as they play part of the Allegro movement from the J.S. Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043. Views of the pianist and his sheet music. Close-ups of David Oistrakh as he plays, and of the young man beside him on violin.
Brief view of Josef Stalin and Mikhail Kalinin with Molotov and other revolutionaries observing Russian military parade, about 1925. Tanks roll on to the streets and heavy guns are also displayed at the parade. A completely separate scene, from 1946, shows Soviet Premier, Joseph Stalin and dignitaries strolling into the lobby of the Bolshoi theater, where Winston Churchill, Averell Harriman and Joseph Stalin pose for photographs.