The President of the Democratic Republic Madagascar in the Soviet Union. (1978)

Documentary №8112, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:15
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Gekker E.
Camera operators:Baykov V., Maksimov L.
Text authors:Golovnya O.


A film about the visit of the President of the Democratic Republic of Madagaskar (DRM) D. Ratsiraka to the USSR, the meeting of the DRM Delegation at the airfield, reception in the Kremlin, trip around the Soviet Union, seeing off of the Delegation at the Vnukovo Airfield.

Temporary description:

Stay in the USSR, President of the Republic of Madagascar D. Ratsiraka. The talks in the Kremlin; participate in the negotiations: Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, D. Ratsiraka, members of the governmental delegation of Madagascar. Inspection of the members of the delegation of the Museum-apartment of Lenin in the Kremlin, the laying of wreaths at the Lenin Mausoleum, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Visit D. Ratsiraka and his party in the city of Yerevan, Sevastopol. Visit the repository of ancient manuscripts of Matenadaran, a warship of the Black Sea fleet, visit the All-Union Young Pioneer camp "Artek". Speech by D. Ratsiraka on Central Television of the USSR. Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Kuznetsov at Vnukovo airport at the time of wire D. Ratsiraka.

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June 29, 1978, at the invitation of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the Soviet government in Moscow on an official visit to the President of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar Didier Ratsiraka.

Flags of the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Madagascar on the airfield.

Plane taxis; Go down the ladder DRM Didier Ratsiraka and his entourage. D. Ratsiraka met LI Brezhnev, AA Gromyko, VV Kuznetsov and other officials, as well as Ambassador to the USSR F. DRM Randriamamundzi.

Guard of honor; sound anthems FMT and the USSR; Muscovites welcome guests from Madagascar.


The Kremlin LI Brezhnev and AA Gromyko take D. Ratsiraka.

Together with the high-ranking guest at the talks present: Member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council DRM Rakutuniaina; member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council DRM Fiakara;  Foreign Minister DRM Richard, Minister of Arts and Culture revolutionary DRM Rabesahala, Minister of Finance and Plan Razakabona DRM, DRM Ambassador to the USSR Randriamamundzi.

The conversation in the Grand Kremlin Palace before dinner given in honor of the distinguished guest.

Red Square.

Monument VI Lenin in the Kremlin.

The house in which he lived VI Lenin. D. Ratsiraka and his wife and his entourage visiting the museum-apartment VI Lenin; D. Ratsiraka makes an entry in the book of honorable guests.

Red Square.

Turn to Lenin's Mausoleum. D. Ratsiraka lays wreaths at the Mausoleum of Lenin and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The streets of Moscow; people on the streets.

President Ratsiraka wife Celine accepts Soviet Women's Committee Chairman of the Committee VV Nikolaeva-Tereshkova.

Wing aircraft.

Flags of the Soviet Union and Madagascar at the airport in Yerevan.

President D. Ratsiraka and his wife and their accompanying persons at the airport meets the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR BE Sarkisov and other leaders of the republic.

Residents of the city of Yerevan welcomed the distinguished guests.

The city of Yerevan.


The building of the Supreme Council of Armenia.

BE Sarkisov takes D. Ratsiraka and leads him friendly conversation.

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How to get machines with high-ranking guests in Yerevan.

Memorial-monument to Armenians, the victims of genocide, organized by the Sultan of Turkey in 1915. D. Ratsiraka and his entourage at the monument.

Machines approaching the Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts - Matenadaran.

Visitors from Madagascar acquainted with the exhibits of the exhibition hall of Matenadaran.

Temple Echmiadzin; members of the delegation at the temple; talk with the priest.

Members of the delegation visiting the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of Armenia.


Board farm them.

Lenin district of Echmiadzin.

The conversation with the guests; meal on the table (agricultural products, vegetables, fruits).

How to get machines with high-ranking guests of the city of Sevastopol.

Members of the delegation at Sapun Mountain.

Inspection diorama "Sapun Mountain Assault May 7, 1944".

Obelisk of Glory on Mount Sapun.

Didier Ratsiraka lays flowers at the foot of the obelisk; eternal flame burns.

Ships in the harbor. D. Ratsiraka on one of the ships of Black Sea Fleet; inspection of the ship; system sailors. D. Ratsiraka presented mock warship.

Landscape of Crimea.

Are pioneers.

In Artek D. Ratsiraka and his entourage met with bread and salt.

Are drummers.

Pioneers carry the flag of Madagascar; flag raising ceremony.

Pioneer ties a tie D. Ratsiraka.

Concert pioneering initiative for the distinguished guests; dancing girls.

Guests applaud and pioneers.


Moscow TV center.

Speech D. Ratsiraka on Moscow television.

Seeing visitors from Madagascar at the Vnukovo airport; LI Brezhnev, AA Gromyko say goodbye to D. Ratsiraka and accompanying persons.

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