Moscow. Kremlin. Deputies of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR are approaching the Grand Kremlin Palace; among those present - artist N. K. Cherkasov, prosecutor R. A. Rudenko, Hero of the Soviet Union S. A. Kovpak and others. Party and government leaders take seats on the presidium and in the government box. Among those present: M. A. Yasnov, L. M. Zueva, A. I. Kirichenko, A. I. Niyazov, A. Yu. Snechuk, V. T. Latsis, M. V. Zimyanin, M. T. Yakubov , G. M. Malenkov, V. M. Molotov, K. E. Voroshilov, N. S. Khrushchev, N. A. Bulganin, L. M. Kaganovich, A. I. Mikoyan, M. G. Pervukhin, M. Z. Saburov, L. P. Beria. View of the meeting room. Chairman of the Council of the Union MA Yasnov opens the meeting of the session, reads the appeal of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in connection with the death of the President of Czechoslovakia K. Gottwald, announces the composition of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. G. M. Malenko, L. P. Beria, N. S. Khrushchev, N. M. Pegov, I. V. Kapitonov deliver speeches at the session. The participants of the session stand in silence for a minute to honor the memory of I. V. Stalin, K. Gottwald; listen to the speeches of the speakers, vote.