Departure of the ballet group of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of the USSR on tour to the United States of America and Canada. At the Vnukovo airport among those departing: the chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Theater L. Lavrovsky, ballet soloist E. Maksimova, Honored Artist of the RSFSR G. Farmanyants, ballet soloists L. Bogomolova, M. Samokhvalova, N. Chistova, People's Artist of the RSFSR R. Struchkova, People's Artist RSFSR M. Plisetskaya, director of the Bolshoi Theater G. Orvid and others. Those departing say goodbye to their relatives, get on the plane. Artists get off the plane at the airport in New York. Press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, organized by the Association of Foreign Correspondents, accredited in New York. Soviet ballet dancers on a tour of New York, the stock exchange, the Metropolitan Museum gallery, the zoo, Disneyland. Ballet dancers visit the impresario S. Yurok, writer E. Voinovich, film actress B. Davis. Meeting of ballet dancers with teachers and students of Columbia University. Director of the Bolshoi Theater G. Orvid and conductor G. Rozhdestvensky visit the Juliard Conservatory. Ballet dancers attend a rehearsal of the New York City Ballet American Ballet Company; the head of the troupe D. Balanchine conducts a rehearsal. Speech by Soviet artists on the stage of Madison Square Garden. Ballet dancers on the streets of San Francisco and on excursions in a grove of old red trees. Artists at a reception at the Soviet Embassy in Canada. Excursion of artists to Ottawa. Soviet Ambassador to Canada Harutyunyan introduces the artists to the Governor of Ontario Mackey after a performance in Toronto. Performances by artists in the building of the Forum stadium in Montreal. Walking artists in the city of Montreal, accompanied by the son of F. I. Shalyapin - B. F. Shalyapin. Arrival of the artists at the Vnukovo airfield.