Leonid Brezhnev's Friendly Visit to the German Democratic Republic. (1973)

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Monglovskiy U.

Operators: Istomin A., Filatov I.

Text writers: Novikov N.


About the stay of Leonid Brezhnev in the city of Berlin, his meetings with working people of the GDR (German Democratic Republic), GDR Party and Government leaders.

Historical background

12-13 May 1973 in East Germany with a friendly visit at the invitation of the SED Central Committee and State Council and the Council of Ministers of the GDR was General Secretary of the CPSU, LI Brezhnev. He was accompanied by: Secretary of the CPSU, KF Katushev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR AA Gromyko and other officials.

Foreign policy


Temporary description

GDR. First secretary of the SED, Erich Honecker and other officials met with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev at the airport in Berlin. Residents of the city welcomed the delegation of the USSR in the streets of Berlin. Erich Honecker, Chairman of the State Council of the GDR Walter Ulbricht talk with Leonid Brezhnev at the reception. Members of the Soviet delegation, Andrei Gromyko, KF Katushev present at the reception. Brezhnev gives Order of Lenin, Erich Honecker, advocates (synchronously) with a speech to the gathering. E. Honecker advocates a return address. Brezhnev speaks with reporters, says goodbye to the leaders of the Party and government of the GDR at the airfield before returning home.

Reel №1

Berlin - LS. the top point, MS.

Flags of the Soviet Union and East Germany, festive banners in honor of the GDR CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev (in German.

And Russian).

Report on the streets.

Pioneers presented with flowers LI Brezhnev.

Flags of the USSR and the GDR - CU.

A guard of honor, the orchestra performs anthem of the Soviet Union, the report of honor (in German), LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker bypass the guard of honor.

LI Brezhnev welcomes soldiers (synchronously) - LS.; Passage of troops - LS.

Read the cameramen - CU., PNRM.

LI Brezhnev greets members of the diplomatic corps - LS.

Workers' representatives at the airport with flags in their hands, welcome banners LI Brezhnev - different., PNRM.

Passage LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker, accompanied by an escort of honor to Berlin Schönefeld.

Residents of the capital and other cities, young men and women of the Free German Youth welcome LI Brezhnev on the whole route on the festively decorated streets - different.

Cars travel past the orchestra plays - MS.

To stop the car suited workers presented LI Brezhnev flowers, give a teddy bear.

LI Brezhnev with a toy bear in the car - CU.

LI Brezhnev gets out and goes to the door of the residence, where he is greeted by the Chairman of the State Council, Walter Ulbricht.

The conversation between the LI Brezhnev and Walter Ulbricht, which involves other officials.

Reel №2

Negotiations CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker (12 May 1973).

On the Soviet side in the negotiations involved a member of the Politburo, the Soviet Foreign Minister AA Gromyko, CPSU Central Committee Secretary KF Katushev and other officials, from the GDR are involved - a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the SED, the Chairman of the State Council of the German Democratic Republic Walter Ulbricht, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the SED, the GDR Prime Minister Vladimir Damask and other leaders of the GDR.

The solemn ceremony of awarding the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker Order of Lenin.

With the speaker LI Brezhnev (synchronously) - MS., LS., PNRM. at present, presents the Order of Erich Honecker - MS., CU.

The audience applauded, listen - MS., PNRM., CU.

In response, the acts Erich Honecker (simultaneously in German) - LS., PNRM.

The park residences are party and government leaders of the USSR and the GDR and their attendants - LS., Talk LI Brezhnev and Erich Honecker, W. Damask and others - MS., CU.

The building of the State Council in Berlin approaching cars - LS.; People welcome LI Brezhnev.

LI Brezhnev told - CU., PNRM., Enters the building - MS.

Shoot photographers.

State flags of the Soviet Union and East Germany - CU., PNRM.

Seeing LI Brezhnev and his party at the airport.

Mutual welcome pioneers presented LI Brezhnev flowers.

LI Brezhnev says goodbye to the party and the government of the GDR, up the stairs, waving his hand and enters the plane.

Mourners waving their hands - MS., LS.