Television broadcast of so-called "Kitchen Debate" between then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow on July 24, 1959. Ron Cochran, news journalist, introduces the event. Nikita Khrushchev states that Russia wants to live in peace. He states the level of development Russia has reached in 42 years and compares it with American development of 150 years. He speaks on the economic system of capitalism. They discuss communism and capitalism. Khrushchev expresses his gratitude for the presence of Richard Nixon at the event. Nixon points to the growth in color television. They discuss development in communication. He says that everything Nikita Khrushchev says will be broadcast in the United States in English.
Film 'The Road to the Wall' depicts the rise of communism in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba. Refugees walk on the road and uphill with baggage in hand. Communist troops march. Refugees walk bare foot. Man carrying a child on his back. Huge gathering of people at the Kremlin wall (near future site of Lenin's tomb). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin haranguing a crowd during the Russian Revolution. Refugee women and children being checked by soldiers as they attempt to board a train. Closeup of a baby. Bodies of fallen refugees. Fidel Castro, in 1959, with Che Guevara, and other revolutionaries, in Cuba. A person being executed by a Che Guevara revolutionary firing squad. Huge parade in Communist China in 1960. View of Chinese workers manually pulling what appears to be, a heavy gun carriage. Parade of communists in East Germany in 1961. The Berlin wall, and East German policeman on horseback riding to intercept persons attempting to cross. A few East German people makingtheir escape from East Berlin to West Berlin by running through a gap in barbed wire at the Berlin Wall border, and being escorted by West Berliners afterward. Armed East German guards at border marked with barbed wire and other obstacles.
Events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. A helicopter lands on the White House lawn in Washington DC. Beach views in Cuba. A military parade. Desecration of a monument. A crowd of cheering Cuban people as Fidel Castro enters Havana, Cuba in 1959. United Nations building. Fidel Castro and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev embrace. Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union Anastas Mikoyan deplanes and is greeted by Fidel Castro in Havana. A trade agreement between Russia and Cuba signed by Fidel Castro. Russian cargo ships en route to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats. A map depicts proximity of Cuba to the U.S. U.S. surveillance aircraft heading for Cuba. A sign reads 'HQ. 4080 S W Intelligence Division'. Men examine reconnaissance photographs of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. The photographs show transports and tents for fueling and maintenance. A sign reads 'Strategic Missile Facility GAM 77 Combined Systems'. U.S. rockets readied for any emergency. A U.S. Air Force aircraft takes off from an airfield. U.S. Navy ships in the Atlantic Ocean. A U.S. submarine underway at sea.
Launch of a rocket in Russia. The first rocket launched to reach the moon. It is the first man made object to travel from one cosmic body to another. Craters seen on the surface of the moon. At a geographical center an operator works on a tape recorder machine. Demonstration of the accuracy and reliability of the rocket.
A hydrofoil underway in the Volga River in Russia. A new passenger craft hydrofoil is being tested. Engineers at the controls of the boat.
Red Premier Nikita Khrushchev addresses the delegates of Soviet Communist Congress in U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). He speaks about the mass production of ICBM (Inter Continental Ballistic Missile) in Russia. Delegates applaud him.