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."
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