The Visit of Prime Minister of Afghanistan to the Soviet Union (1972)

Documentary №7123, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:24
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Tuzova Z.
Camera operators:Danshin N., Fedyaev E.
Text authors:Nikolaev V.


The film is about staying in the Soviet Union, Prime Minister Afshanistana Abdul Zahir.

Historical background:

In March 1972 the Soviet Union at the invitation of the Soviet government on an official goodwill visit to the Prime Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Zahir.

Temporary description:

1h. The visit of the Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Zahir A.. The Soviet-Afghan talks. Visit the Mausoleum, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Institute of Virology, the Bolshoi Theater, the sanatorium in Sochi Institute of balneology and physiotherapy. 2 hours - Evening of the Soviet-Afghan friendship in the sanatorium "Arctic". Visiting Tashkent. The building of the Council of Ministers. Lenin Museum. Ancient monuments of Samarkand. Institute of Karakul. Meeting with the assets of the Soviet Friendship Society in the House of Friendship in Moscow.

Reel №1

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In Moscow Vnukovo airport Abdul Hahira met AN Kosygin, DS Polanski, VN Novikov, AA Gromyko, SF Antonov, EE Alexis and other officials. A. Zaheer accompany the trip, Foreign Minister Moussa Mohamed Shafiq, Minister of Planning Abdul Wahid Sohraby and other officials.

The talks in the Kremlin between AN Kosygin and A. Zahir.

Negotiations are on the Soviet side: VN Novikov, Baibakov NK, AA Gromyko, NS Patomichev, IV Arkhipov, SP Kozyrev, SP ICTC and other officials from the Afghan side: Mohamed Musa Shafiq, Abdul Wahed Sohraby, Mohammed Aref (Afghan Ambassador to the USSR), the Director General of the Political Department of Foreign Affairs Abdul Karim Vahaz and other officials.

Reception and talk with Abdul Zahir LI Brezhnev.

Laying wreaths to the Lenin Mausoleum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Visit the distinguished guests from Afghanistan Research Institute of Virology.


Health Minister BV Peter and Director Academician Zhdanov told the guests about the work of the Institute. A. Zahir - a doctor by training, formerly Minister of Health - with interest acquainted with the work of scientists.

Afghan guests present at the Bolshoi Theater during the performance of Verdi's "Aida."

Guests from Afghanistan visited Sochi, visiting the sanatorium "Sochi" familiar with laboratories and medical offices Research Institute of Balneology and Physiotherapy.

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Abdul Zahir is present on the evening of the Soviet-Afghan friendship in the sanatorium "Arctic" in

Sochi, visit the breeding garden of the Research Institute of Mining and flower gardening, takes a walk on the boat along the coast.

From Sochi, Abdul Zahir off to Tashkent, accompanied by SF Antonov and SP Carpal.

In Tashkent, A. Zahir pays a visit to the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, ND Khudaiberdyev; visits Tashkent branch of the Central Lenin Museum, examines the architectural monuments of Samarkand, acquainted with the achievements of Soviet scientists in the field of developing new breeds of sheep in the Samarkand Research Institute of Karakul.

A meeting of Afghan people with assets of the Soviet Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Afghanistan in the House of Friendship in Moscow.

At the meeting there VN Novikov, SF Antonov, NV Popov.

Seeing Abdul Zahir at Vnukovo airport. A. Zaheer escort: AN Kosygin, DS Polanski, VN Novikov, AA Gromyko, EE Alexis and other officials.

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