The city of Moscow, the Kremlin. Meeting room, presidium of the joint plenum of creative unions and organizations of the USSR. Members of the Soviet government on the presidium: M. S. Gorbachev, A. A. Gromyko, P. N. Demichev, V. V. Kuznetsov, I. V. Kapitonov, V. I. Dolgikh, N. A. Tikhonov, G. A. Aliev, M. V. Zimyanin, V. V. Grishin, M. S. Solomentsev, G. V. Romanov, K. V. Rusakov, V. I. Vorotnikov; art and literary figures: M. Tsarev, T. Khrennikov, Yu. Bondarev, V. Kaverin, T. Salakhov, A. Ananiev, Yu. Ozerov, A. Chakovsky, S. Baruzdin, V. Tikhonov, E. Matveev, M Kupriyanov and others. Speakers: First Secretary of the Board of the Union of Writers of the USSR G. Markov, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Artists of the USSR N. Ponomarev, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Artists of the RSFSR S. Tkachev, writer M. Alekseev, artists K. Lavrov, R. Adomaitis, singers E. Nesterenko, M Magomayev, editor-in-chief of the magazine "New World" V. Karpov and others.