Moscow city. Building of the House of Unions. T. Khrennikov, Secretary General of the Union of Soviet Composers, opens a gala evening on the occasion of the presentation of the International Peace Prize to D. D. Shostakovich. Secretary General of the World Peace Council Jean Laffite speaks, presents the prize to D. D. Shostakovich. Speakers: N. Hikmet, I. Ehrenburg, A. Khachaturyan, D. Shostakovich. On the podium: Jean Laffitte, Nazym Hikmet, T. Khrennikov, Ivor Montague, A.I. Oparin, I. Ehrenburg.