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.
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.
German diplomat Friedrich Werner von Schulenberg, of Nazi Germany, and Vyacheslav Molotov, of the Soviet Union meet together in Moscow, Russia, to sign the German-Soviet Border and Commercial Agreement. View of the two men and other representatives from each country at the signing ceremony. Narrator indicates that the agreement document covers expanded trade and commerce between the countries, establishes the northern border, and covers repatriation of Germans from republics including Lithuania and Estonia. View of the German and Soviet leaders each signing the document. Wax seals are added and a close-up of the signature page of the agreement is shown. (The Agreement also included the third set of secret protocols of the Hitler-Stalin Act or German-Soviet Treaty of Nonaggression. It followed the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty, which was the second secret protocol. Despite the pact, Germany attacked the Soviet Union 6 months later.)
The Great Purge in Russia. On March 14, 1923 : A newspaper headline reads 'Lenin Suffers a stroke, Condition is Serious; Announcement Causes a Sensation in Moscow'. On January 21, 1924 : Another newspaper headline reads 'Lenin is Dead'. Bolshevik leader Lenin laid in a coffin. Senior Soviet officials carrying the body of Lenin in a funeral procession through the snow. People watch the funeral procession. Joseph Stalin with an officer. Stalin comes into power after Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky is forced into an exile. Views of workers pursuing 5-year plan goals: At a railroad train siding building rail infrastructure, with shovels; in logging operations in the snow; in a steel plant. View of coal being transported on conveyer. View of mining operations, with steam shovels filling rail cars. Views of chemical and petroleum facilities. View of hydroelectric power plant turbines and electrical distribution towers and wires. Workers in agriculture, with a truck in a field. Construction workers at large building site. Young machinist working on a lathe in a factory or manufacturing plant. Tailors working in a shop with pictures of Lenin and Stalin on the wall. Steam locomotive pushing train cars including boxcars up a mountain side in Siberia. Soviet "executioner" Nikolai Yezhov and other officers inside a building and footage from the Moscow Trials or sometimes called Moscow Show Trials from 1936 - 1938. Stalin with Bolshevik revolutionaries Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev who were disposed off during the Great Purge. Scenes of Moscow Trial proceedings, with participants wearing earphones. Picture of Nikolai Yezhov.