Moscow city. Hall to them. Tchaikovsky. Gala evening on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the writer MA Sholokhov. The evening is attended by: M. A. Sholokhov, A. Surkov, Minister of Culture of the USSR N. A. Mikhailov, L. Leonov, K. Fedin, writers L. Sobolev, M. Isakovsky, people's artists Y. Zavadsky, E. Turchaninova. A. Surkov opens the gala evening. Speakers: N. A. Mikhailov, E. Turchaninova. The writer A. Safronov from the editorial board of the Ogonyok magazine presents Sholokhov with the painting Three Heroes, where M. Sholokhov is depicted instead of Ilya Muromets. The Sholokhov family is present in the hall. Speech by M. A. Sholokhov.