Moscow city. Column Hall of the House of Unions. Gala evening dedicated to the memory of the great German poet Friedrich Schiller in connection with the 150th anniversary of his death. The evening is attended by: a member of the World Peace Council, chairman of the West German Committee of Peace Fighters Erwin Eckert, members of delegations of cultural figures from East and West Germany, representatives of the Embassy of the GDR. Portrait of F. Schiller above the stage. The gala evening is opened by the poet NS Tikhonov, chairman of the Soviet Peace Committee. On the podium, Minister of Culture of the USSR N. A. Mikhailov, writer L. Nikulin, foreign guests. Speakers: literary critic N. N. Vilmont, poet P. G. Antokolsky. Exhibition of books by the German poet F. Schiller.