The USSR-Congo : Friendship, Cooperation.. (1981)

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Makhnach L.

Operators: Goncharov A., Petrosov R.

Text writers: Gurkov G.


A film about the stay of the party-Governmental Delegation of the People's Republic of Congo led by Ngesso with his wife in Moscow and Leningrad.

Foreign policy


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Accommodation Party and government delegation of the Congo, led by head of state, Denis Sassou Nguesso of the USSR. Solemn meeting and departure of the delegation at the airport Vnukovo. How to get cars in Moscow. The negotiations and signing of the Soviet-Congolese documents. Among those present at the official events: Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, NA Tikhonov, BN Ponomarev. Visit the museum-apartment of Lenin in the Kremlin. Members of the delegation of the Congo, in Leningrad. Reception at the Leningrad Regional Party Committee. There is secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU Romanov. Sightseeing, visiting museums, including: the cruiser Aurora, Smolny, the Hermitage. Among those present - the wife of DS Nguesso - Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso. Visit Piskarevsky, Leningrad Metal Plant.

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May 12, 1981 in Moscow on an official goodwill visit the party-state delegation of the People's Republic of the Congo led by the Chairman Congolese Labor Party Central Committee, President of the People's Republic of Congo, the Head of State, President of the Council of Ministers Denis Sassou Nguesso.

State flags of the USSR and the Congo.

Congolese plane lands.

Congo delegation greeted at Vnukovo airport General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR LI Brezhnev and others.

LI Brezhnev and D. Sassou Nguesso guard of honor welcome welcoming.

Muscovites welcome the delegation of the Congo.

Rides honorary escort.

The Kremlin, Moscow River.

In the Soviet-Congolese negotiations: LI Brezhnev, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers AN Tikhonov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR AA Gromyko,  Secretary of the CPSU BN Ponomarev; D. Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese delegation members Nze P. and K. Bongo.

Red Square.

Mausoleum VI Lenin.

Members of the delegation of the Congo lay a wreath at the Mausoleum of VI Lenin.

Monument VI Lenin in the Kremlin.

The building of the museum-apartment VI Lenin.

The plaque with the inscription: "Here lived and worked, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin."

Members of the Congolese delegation to the museum-apartment VI Lenin.

Desk, bookcase.

The Neva River.

Leningrad Palace Embankment.

Cruiser "Aurora" at the pier; sailors on the cruiser, sailor rings a bell.

Guard of honor on the cruiser.

The Delegation of the Congo examines cruiser captain listens to explanations.

Monument VI Lenin at Smolny.

Parliamentarians of the Congo lay flowers at the monument, visit the Memorial Museum VI Lenin in Smolny.

The museum exhibits: Decree on Peace and Land, photographs dedicated to the revolution, study VI Lenin.

First Secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU, GV Romanov receives a delegation of the Congo, headed by D. Sassou Nguesso.

Machines approaching the building of the Leningrad Metal Plant.

Departments of the factory, manufactures turbine rotates.

Workers at work, at the controls.

Works machine.

Members of the delegation visiting the plant of the Congo, talk with the workers.

Nevsky Prospekt, the passers.

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Nevsky Prospekt, embankments channels.

Monument to Peter I. The building of the Hermitage.

Statuary Hall of the Hermitage. D. Sassou Nesso, his wife Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, and members of the delegation in the museum.

Paintings by Rubens and other artists.

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad Memorial in Victory Square (whole and slices).

Members of the Congolese delegation to lay flowers at the monument.

Piskarevsky; monument "Motherland"; bas-reliefs on the monuments.

Parliamentarians from the Congo to lay a wreath at the cemetery.

The eternal flame at Piskarevsky.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

Passes by the grave guard.

Congo parliamentarians laying a wreath at the tomb.

Cortege arrives at the House of Friendship.

The meeting of representatives of the Soviet public, dedicated to the establishment of the Soviet Union Friendship Society "USSR - Congo", present applauded.

Speakers: Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Sarkisov, D. Sassou Nguesso.

The participants applauded.


LI Brezhnev and D. Sassou Nguesso signed a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the USSR and the People's Republic of the Congo and the Agreement on Cooperation Committee and the Congolese Labour Party.

At the signing of the presence of Comrade Tikhonov, Gromyko, Ponomarev, Kuznetsov and others.

Press conference for Soviet and foreign journalists in the building of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; acts D. Sassou Nguesso.

State flags of the USSR and the Congo.

Ceremonies of the delegation of the People's Republic of the Congo at the Vnukovo airport.

Vnukovo Airport.

Plane takes off.