A decade of art and literature of the North Ossetian ASSR in Moscow. A. Popov, Minister of Culture of the RSFSR, cuts the ribbon, opening an exhibition of the fine arts of the Republic in the halls of the USSR Academy of Arts. The folk dance ensemble of the North Ossetian ASSR is performing; dances are performed: "Simd", "Dance with sabers". Adagio from the ballet of the Ossetian composer Khakhanov "Khetach" performed by ballet dancers S. Adyrkhaeva and T. Gioev. A fragment of the play "The Old Man" of the Republican State Theater of Russian Drama performed by artists L. Kondyrev and N. Shurov on the stage of the Central Children's Theater. People's Artist of the North Ossetian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic V. Tkhapsaev as King Lear from Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" on the stage of the USSR Maly Theater. The final concert of the decade: the song of the composer V. Muradeli "Thank you, party to you" is performed. Nikita Khrushchev and members of the Soviet government are present at the concert.