Moscow. Building of the House of Unions. Opening in the Column Hall of the House of Unions of the 4th Congress of USSR Composers. D. D. Shostakovich opens the congress. Among those present at the presidium: leaders of the party and government Leonid Brezhnev, A. Kosygin, M. Suslov, V. Grishin and others. Among the speakers at the congress: First Secretary of the Board of the Union of Composers of the USSR T. N. Khrennikov, Vano Muradeli, G. Sviridov, Minister of Culture of the USSR E. A. Furtseva and others.