The Bridge of Friendship.. (1958)

Film-document №5029 3 parts, Duration: 0:27:59, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)
With the participation of

Director: Karmazinskiy A.

Operators: Zaycev L., Piskarev K., Shtatland V.

Anouncers: Matveev I.

Text writers: Smirnitskiy U.


About the stay of the German Evangelistic Church Delegation in the USSR.

Historical background

In March-April 1958 at the invitation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Soviet Union, a delegation from the Evangelical Church in Germany.

Temporary description

Stay in the USSR delegation of the Evangelical Church of Germany. Admission to the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Nicholas Krutitsa and Kolomna. Members of the German delegation visiting spiritual Moscow Metro, Red Square, Trinity Church on Lenin Hills, the Armory. The delegation members present at the session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in the Great Kremlin Palace. City Zagorsk Moscow region. View of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. The members of the delegation present in the spiritual liturgy in one of the temples of the monastery. Visit the Theological Academy. Academy students at a lecture by Professor Fr Kozlov. Speakers: Professor, University of Bonn Ivande. A delegation of the Evangelical Church in Germany Kiev. Examination of Andrew, St. Vladimir Cathedral, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Visit the Pokrovsky monastery. The conversation of the delegation with Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia John. Members of the German delegation to the spiritual plane on the way in Riga. Meeting at the Riga airport, visiting delegation of the Lutheran fraternal cemetery, the Duomo, Ann's church in Jelgava, guests participate in the Easter service, which make Archbishop Gustav Tours Latvia and Estonia Archbishop Ian Kiyvit. Stay of the delegation in Leningrad. Sightseeing of the city, visit the cathedrals of Leningrad, the State Russian Museum. Visit the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers. Moscow. Receiving the delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Reel №1

Meeting at the airport in


Atmosphere: Metropolitan Nicholas and others

Metropolitan Nicholas appeals to guests with a welcoming speech.

In response, the earth acts prezes Westphalia Ernst Wilm.

Guests' visit to the Metropolitan Nikolai.

Nicholas welcomes guests in the building of the Moscow Patriarchate, delivers a speech.

Acts Ernst Wilm.

Guests are given a gift to Metropolitan Nicholas.

Guests visiting the Moscow metro, Red Square, visit the Mausoleum of Lenin and Stalin, St.

Basil, and traveled to Moscow.

Guests at the Trinity Church.

Guests get acquainted with the sights of the Kremlin, are present at the opening of the regular session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

Reel №2


Guests attend the liturgy in one of the temples.

An excerpt from the liturgy.

Common meal guests and clergy laurels.

Guests visiting Laura temples.

Delegates at the Moscow Theological Academy, visiting the archaeological museum collection: paintings, antique church items, attend lectures for the students of the Academy.

Heidelberg University professor E. Schlink lecture.

With lectures of Hans Ivande - Professor, University of Bonn.

Professor Ouanda talks with Russian clergy, Ernst Wilm makes an entry in the visitors' book.

Reception at the Patriarchate in honor of the guests.

Patriarch Alexy speaks with guests.

Guests are given gifts Patriarch Alexy.



Delegates explore the city and visiting Kiev churches: St.

Andrew's Church, St.

Volodymyr's Cathedral, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Pokrovsky Monastery, Visit of the Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich John.

Speaker Metropolitan John.

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Guests are greeted by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.

Ernst Wilm respond to greetings.

The streets of the city.

Visit of Chairman of the Riga City Executive Yarik Baumanis.


Baumanis, delegates and members of the local clergy talk.

Delegation to the Lutheran fraternal cemetery.

Guests visiting the Dome Church, are present at the baptism of children.



Delegates at the Ann's Protestant church participate in the Easter service.



Guests visiting the sights of the city, visiting Leningrad cathedrals.

Receiving the delegation at the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Ladoga Elevferija.

Metropolitan Eleutherius talking with guests.

Delegates attending the Russian Museum, the Palace of Pioneers.



Welcome delegates from Patriarch Alexy.

Among those present - Metropolitan Nicholas.

Farewell to the delegates at the station.