The Task was Difficult. (1987)

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Director: Koloshin A.

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Operators: Voinov O., Goncharov A.


Visit the Federal German President Richard von Weizsäcker in Moscow talks with Gorbachev and top officials of the government of the USSR, a tour of Moscow, Leningrad and Novosibirsk visit, meeting with young people in Ostankino.

Foreign policy | Political figures


Reel №1

Document "Decree on Peace".

The territory of the Moscow Kremlin (general views from different angles).

Visit of the German Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker.

Diplomatic motorcade travels to Moscow, accompanied by motorcyclists.

Muscovites watching the motorcade.

Press center of the Foreign Ministry, the press conference of Richard von Weizsäcker on the results of the negotiations.

Weizsäcker said about the purpose of his visit and the results achieved (synchronously).

July 6, 1987, Moscow airport "Vnukovo".

Solemn meeting at the airport.

Welcome banner, flags of Germany and the USSR. Richard von Weizsäcker and his wife down the stairs of the plane.

Atmosphere: Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Andrei Gromyko, Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.

German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher met Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR,

First Deputy Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers V.S.Murahovsky, after Germany and the Soviet Union and others.

Honor guard troops of the Moscow garrison on the airfield.

Sound anthems of Germany and the Soviet Union, R. Weizsäcker and AA Gromyko stand in front of the guard.

Playing a military band (synchronously).

Sounds drill march, marching guards.

In the hands of a man with a newspaper article about R. Weizsäcker.

Men read newspapers at the kiosk.

Grand Kremlin Palace.

At the negotiating table R. Weizsäcker, Andrei Gromyko, D. Genscher, after Germany and the USSR.

Newsreel: The signing of the Moscow Treaty of 1970 the chairman of USSR Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin and German Chancellor Willy Brandt, as well as Ministers of Foreign Affairs Walter Scheel and Gromyko.

Muscovites read the newspaper "Pravda" on the street stands.

Passers-by on the streets of Moscow.

Foreign Ministry mansion.

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany GD Genscher.

Negotiations at the table, signing a protocol on scientific and technical cooperation.

Alexander Garden, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin.

Eternal Fire, guard.

Official march with wreaths on the graves. R. Weizsäcker correcting ribbon on the wreath.


R.Vaytszekker G.Gensher Andrei Gromyko Shevardnadze V.S.Murahovsky Kosygin Brandt V.Sheel


Moscow [820]

Reel №2

Lublin Cemetery in Moscow.

German Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker, lays a wreath on the grave of a German prisoner of war.

Leningrad, Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery.

Monument "Motherland". R. Weizsäcker lays a wreath at the memorial mourning Leningrad-blockade.

Newsreel 1941-1944: Leningrad in the streets of the besieged city, collect water, carry on a sledge dead; blockade in the library with books and a slice of bread; Post issuance of bread, a woman weighs soldering on the scales, the Germans charged in gun 100000th anniversary shell, artillery shoot in Leningrad.

Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery. R. Weizsäcker signs the visitors' book.

Composer Shostakovich wrote the 7th Symphony, playing the piano.

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad in Victory Square.

R. Weizsäcker lays flowers at the monument.

Excursion R. Weizsäcker in Leningrad accompanied by officials and the press.

Neva Embankment, Leningrad attractions.

The cruiser "Aurora", Palace Square, the Hermitage, the Smolny, a statue of Lenin.

Motorcyclists from diplomatic convoy. R. Weizsäcker visits the museum-apartment AS Pushkin, considering interior, manuscripts Pushkin.

R. Weizsäcker suited to the monument to Pushkin.

Young children outside waving R. Weizsacker and his wife.

Diplomatic motorcade travels in Leningrad.

Novosibirsk, Ob embankment.

Museum of Geology, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. R. Weizsäcker examines stands with samples of rocks, minerals, gems Urals.

Chairman of the Siberian Branch of the USSR VAKoptiug communicates with R. Weizsacker and members of the German delegation. R. Weizsäcker visits Siberian plant of heavy electrical engineering, walks on shops.

Electric plant.

Monument of Glory in Novosibirsk.

Pioneers stand guard at the monument, the couple put flowers at the Eternal Flame. R. Weizsäcker lays a wreath.

Beach town on the bank of the Oka, people sunbathing, swimming.

Telecenter "Ostankino", Home Edition youth programs.

Directors for issuing consoles.

In the studio, leading Vyacheslav Bridge and German reporter Gerd Ruge.

Meeting in the studio R. Weizsäcker and his daughter with the Moscow youth.

Young people ask questions Weizsacker (synchronously).

Weizsäcker answers the question of restructuring (synchronously).


R.Vaytszekker Shostakovich VAKoptiug V.Mostovoy G.Ruge




Moscow [820] Leningrad [848] Novosibirsk [949]

Reel №3

Summer, people on the streets of Moscow.

Diplomatic motorcade, accompanied by motorcyclists.

Residence of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Patriarch Pimen, bishops and Richard von Weizsacker with members of the German delegation at the table talking.

Richard von Weizsäcker with priests in the temple.

Press Conference.

Richard von Weizsäcker responds to a reporter's question about the impressions of Moscow (synchronously).

Richard von Weizsäcker walks along the Arbat surrounded by the press and officials.

Richard von Weizsäcker meets with the chairman of the executive committee of the Moscow Soviet VT Saikin go along the Arbat.

Richard von Weizsäcker communicates with the Muscovites (synchronously).

Muscovites on the Arbat, Tverskaya Street.

Grand Kremlin Palace, Catherine Hall.

General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meeting with Richard von Weizsacker.

Round table Gorbachev, Richard von Weizsäcker, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and Germany, diplomats said.

Articles on the results of the meeting in the Soviet press.

People buy newspapers in a stall, read on the street, in public transport.

Richard von Weizsäcker says Gorbachev (synchronously).

Weizsäcker talks with the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Andrei Gromyko, with the participation of P.N.Demicheva, G.Genshera, advisers on economics and culture.

Briefing the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the journalists in the room.

Richard von Weizsäcker said about the results of the visit (synchronously).

Airport "Vnukovo", ceremonial sendoff at the airport.

Flags of Germany and the USSR, a military band. R. Weizsäcker and AA Gromyko go past the guard of honor.

The guards march.

Soviet officials say goodbye to Weizsacker.

Weizsacker with his wife and daughter go to the plane, waving goodbye to the plane.

Soviet functionaries waving back.

Fluttering flag of Germany and the USSR.


R.Vaytszekker Mikhail Gorbachev Andrei Gromyko P.N.Demichev G.Gensher Pimen, Patriarch


Moscow [820]