Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR MI Kalinin presents government awards to the members of the Chelyuskin expedition. The leader of the expedition, O. Yu. Schmidt, speaks to the audience. Participants of the operation to rescue the Chelyuskintsy pilots A. V. Lyapidevsky, V. S. Molokov, N. P. Kamanin - in the group of awardees. Representatives of the Soviet leadership AA Zhdanov, MI Kalinin, LM Kaganovich, VV Kuibyshev are photographed with the members of the expedition.