Meeting of the delegates of the VIII-th World Petroleum Congress at the airports of Moscow, accommodation in the rooms of the hotel "Russia"; registration of congress delegates and accompanying persons. USSR Oil Industry Minister V. D. Shashin opens a meeting of the VIII-th World Petroleum Congress in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses. Congress delegates welcomed: President of the World Petroleum Congresses F. Rossini, Academician M. D. Millionshchikov. Presentations are made by: V. D. Shashin, Professor Fedynsky, delegates from France, USA, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and others. Meeting of the Permanent Council of the World Petroleum Congresses; election of President and Vice President of the World Petroleum Congresses. F. Rossini, newly elected President of the World Petroleum Congresses, speaking. Acquaintance of the delegates of the VIIIth World Petroleum Congress with the sights of the cities; Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Samarkand; visiting the oil fields "Oil Rocks" in the Caspian Sea.