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.
The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Wyeth family artwork being packed in boxes for a visit to the Soviet Union. Various paintings being packed up. In exchange, some Russian paintings and artwork seen that will be displayed in America. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States during Glasnost efforts. People on the streets in what appears to be New York or possibly Washington DC are surprised when he exits his motorcade to shake hands directly with American citizens gathered on the sidewalks.The U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife visiting Soviet Georgia and being greeted by Soviet citizens. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan side by side at a summit in Washington DC. They stand together on the White House lawn as a band plays. Animation depicts the sharing of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. View of American rock star Billy Joel and his band performing at a concert in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. A Moiseyev Dance Company folk troupe from Russia performing a dance in the United States. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes views of a piano performance by Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. Several Russian school children pose for pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Soviet teenage children enjoy a elevated ropes course in an outdoor program. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. A group of Soviet citizens view a touring "Information USA" exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. They view the program on an array of television monitors. A young Russian boy speaks in Russian about his interest in learning about American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. The astronauts open a connecting hatch and shake hands. Narrator describes collaboration of the two nations to monitor and study the depleting ozone layer of the earth and how to protect it. A man is shown sunbathing. Officials of the America and the Soviet Union sign an agreement relating to sharing information about safety of nuclear power plants. Soviet representatives and George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurate a new communication system that communicates nuclear dangers between the two countries. A woman in the communication room. Food grain pouring from a harvester, part of what is supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soviet soldiers walking on a street in Afghanistan in front of a shop. Arrested American journalist Nicholas Daniloff disembarks an aircraft after his release. View of the exterior of the American Embassy in Russia. U.S. marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree being escorted under guard after having been accused of collaborating in a Soviet spy mission at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Scene inside a Voice of America radio broadcast studio. Sign indicates it is broadcasting in Russian. Close up of meter moving on a radio instrument during the broadcast. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing before their visit to the Soviet Union. A group of Soviet citizens including men, women and children walking outdoors. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony on the White House grounds on December 8, 1987.
American President Ronald Reagan is seen in the the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, from where He delivers a New Year's greeting to the people of the Soviet Union. He is seated in front of a fireplace mantle decorated with holly. A large poinsettia plant sits in front of the fireplace. The American flag is displayed to his right. The President describes the ways typical American families celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. He mentions the U.S.Presidential election scheduled for next year (1988). Reagan notes that he and General Secretary Gorbachev signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, last month and hope to meet again, in a few months, in Moscow. He alludes to Soviet and American representatives in Geneva discussing a 50 percent reduction in strategic nuclear weapons suggests they may have a treaty ready to sign in Spring. President Reagan notes that America and the Soviet Union have the opportunity to develop a defensive shield against ballistic missiles, and that the U.S. intends to pursue the possibility that technology offers. In other matters, the President speaks of expanding contacts and communications between our two countries. He mentions Human rights and human dignity. He expresses concern about senseless conflicts in a number of regions. He closes by wishing the Soviet people a Happy New Year. (Note: President Reagan's message was recorded on December 23, 1987, in the White House and broadcast on January 1, 1988.)
The Moscow Summit in Moscow, Russia. The Soviet Union troops in Afghanistan. A tank is stationed. A camel in the foreground. The soldiers march. U.S. President Ronald Wilson Reagan speaks on the Soviet Union's decision on the removal of the soldiers from Afghanistan. Trucks and tanks are driven. A U.S. officer in a press conference. A plane in flight. The soldiers on the tanks. The soldiers fire artillery mounted on tanks during the Iran and Iraq War. A vessel in a sea. Wrecked vessels in the sea. The U.S. Secretary of State George Pratt Shultz visits places in the middle east to convince the Arabs and the Israelis for a peace agreement. The signing of an agreement by officials.
The Moscow Summit on arms control in Moscow, Russia. U.S. President Ronald Wilson Reagan addresses a press conference. Ronald Wilson Reagan and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev sign an agreement banning the medium-range ballistic missile at the Moscow Summit. A truck is driven. A rocket is launched. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev and Ronald Wilson Reagan greet each other at the summit. A rocket is launched from a launch pad. An animation of a plane in flight. A ship in a sea. A missile is launched from the ship. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev meets officials. The head of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency speaks at the conference. An animation depicts mobile missiles in the space. The U.S. Secretary of State George Pratt Shultz and his wife disembark from a plane. Dead people on the ground. A man wears a protective mask. Tanks are driven on a road. Soldiers with artillery. The soldiers fire artillery mounted on a tank. Scenes of World war II. Ronald Wilson Reagan and Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev on the successful signing of the treaty.
Opening scene shows closeup of a large illuminated Red Star displayed during New Year holidays atop Nikolskaya Tower in the Kremlin. It is seen again, from Red Square, along with Kremlin wall. A light snow covers evergreen trees in foreground. The General Secretary of the communist party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev speaks on world net telecast in Moscow, Soviet Union. He begins his remarks by saying: "Ladies and gentleman, friends, as we celebrate the New Year, I am glad to address the citizens of the United States of America and to convey to you season's greetings and best wishes from all Soviet people." He speaks of the improving interactions and relations between "our two peoples." Among other things, he states: "Human life is equally priceless, whether in the Soviet Union, the United States, or in any other country. So, let us spare no effort to affirm peace on Earth. He finishes by saying: "In concluding this New Year address to the people of the United States of America, I wish peace, happiness, and joy to every American family. A happy New Year to all of you."