The Column Hall of the House of Unions, filled with delegates of the II Congress of Writers of the RSFSR. Writer L. Sobolev opens the meeting of the Congress and speaks. Among those present on the podium and in the congress hall A. Koptyaev, A. Karavaeva, S. Mikhalkov, A. Akhmatova, S. Vasiliev, L. Kassil, V. Kozhevnikov. Writer S. Baruzdin is speaking. On the sidelines talking: A. Prokofiev, L. Oshanin, S. S. Smirnov, G. Mdivani, A. Koptyaeva, O. Bergolts, E. Dolmatovsky.