Moscow city. Congress delegates in the hall of the Maly Theater. Chairman of the All-Russian Theater Society (WTO) People's Artist of the USSR AA Yablochkina opens the meeting (synchronously). On the podium: People's Artists of the USSR MI Tsarev, SV Giatsintova, Yu. V. Tolubeev, MI Zharov, Yu. A. Zavadsky and others. In the hall among the delegates - People's Artist of the RSFSR S. G. Birman, People's Artists of the USSR B. A. Babochkin, N. M. Uzhviy, S. A. Samosud. Deputy Chairman of the WTO Council, Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR A. V. Pokrovsky makes a report.