1 hr. -S. V. Mikhalkov opens the evening in the hall of the House of Writers in connection with the sixtieth birthday of KM Simonov. Poet M. Lukonin, Chairman of the Press Committee B. Stukalin, P. I. Batov, M. I. Zharov, B. Laskin, R. Ya. Plyatt, R. Rudin, I. Lyubeznov, A. G. Semin congratulate Simonov , I. Bessarabov and others K. Simonov speaks in response (neg. 226, 7; pos. 214, 8). 2 hours - S. Mikhalkov delivers a welcoming speech (74, 8).