Meeting room of the Constituent Congress of the Union of Theater Societies of the USSR in the Grand Kremlin Palace. On the presidium of the Congress: Mikhail Gorbachev, A. Gromyko, N. I. Ryzhkov and others. K. Yu. Lavrov makes a speech. In the debate on the report are: M. A. Ulyanov, G. A. Tovstonogov, V. P. Pluchek, M. I. Tsarev, T. V. Doronina, S. M. Chiaureli, V. Artmane and others. Among those present in the hall: R. M. Gorbacheva, A. I. Raikin, V. I. Gaft, O. P. Tabakov, Yu. V. Yakovlev, A. B. Freindlikh, A. A. Mironov, S. Yu Yursky, E. Ya. Solovey, G.S. Zhzhenov, E. A. Bystritskaya, I.P. Miroshnichenko, S.V. Nemolyaeva, L.V. Maksakova and others. On the sidelines talking: O. Lepeshinskaya, A. A. Kalyagin, A. A. Vertinskaya, S. K. Shakurov, M. Bieshu, Yu. K. Borisova. K. Yu. Lavrov accepts congratulations on his election to the post of chairman of the Union of Theater Societies of the USSR.