New Soviet leadership appears in public, following Stalin's death, in 1953. Russian Officers and troops in formation on Red Square in Moscow. Quick view of people assembled , in the evening, outside UN headquarters in New York. at sunset. View of Spasskaya Tower of Kremlin in Moscow. New Soviet Defense Minister, Bulganin, stands in open automobile, and salutes, as it moves along Red Square where Soviet troops line the way in formation. Huge sign with images of Lenin and Stalin displayed behind troop formation.Quick overview of Moscow, from a height. View of troops in massed formation seen from a height above Red Square. Civilian spectators in organized groups, dressed warmly against the cold. Top Soviet leaders emerge from inside the Kremlin to take their place in the reviewing balcony. Spectators applaud. Leaders including Nikita Khrushchev and Georgi Malenkov. Spasskaya Tower clock strikes. Bulganin is joined by a Soviet military Marshal, also standing in an open car. They drive about, reviewing the troops from the open cars. The cars stop and Bulganin and the Army Marshal get out. Defense Minister Bulganin, in military uniform of a Marshal, climbs to the Kremlin balcony and gives a speech. Cannons fire salutes.Sound track plays national anthem.
Armored vehicles and troops fill a broad boulevard. Soviet armed forces put on a grand parade. Soviet leaders salute. Lavrentiy Beria stands to Bulganin's right and to his left, Malenkov and, his far left, Krushchev.
Embalming laboratory in Moscow, Russia. A technician works with chemicals. The funeral of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin in Moscow, Russia. Embalmed body of Joseph Stalin, Lying in State. Mourners gathered to pay homage to Joseph Stalin. Women weep. A large crowd of civilians gathered at Red Square. Men carry Stalin's body in a coffin to Lenin's Tomb, where it lies, next to the body of Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars Vladimir Llyich Lenin, preserved in the tomb.
United States plan for the Korean peace talks wins approval at the United Nations meet in New York. Delegates seated on the tables. Card in front of the delegates read their nationalities. Complicated ballot leads one delegation to mix their vote producing a display of humor by Russia's Vishinsky.
Nikita S Khrushchev and Nikolani A Bulganin of Russia arrive in India by a plane in Delhi, India. Premier Jawaharlal Nehru greets the dignitaries. The Qutb Minar and the Jantar Mantar buildings. Khrushchev and Nikolani A Bulganin wave with hats to huge crowd from balcony.
President Dwight D Eisenhower meets Ambassadors at the White House. The President along with Secretary of State John Dulles talk to the newly confirmed Ambassador to Russia Bohlen. Ambassador Charles Bohlen departs. The President meets Ambassador to Italy Clare Booth Luce. Ambassador Luce departs.
New Soviet Leaders review military parade in Red Square, from Kremlin balcony, following death of stalin. Among those seen are Beria, Bulganin, Malenkov,and Krushchev. Jet bomber, flanked by several jet fighters, flies over the parade. Soldiers on army trucks, howitzers, and rocket launchers move during the parade. Civilians holding flags, posters and flowers also move during the parade. Aerial view of the large parade. Dignitaries on terrace wave at the crowd.