The first day of the XXVII Congress of the CPSU. Congress delegates enter the building of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses. Party and government leaders enter the congress presidium; Congress delegates applauded. Presiding - a member of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Central Committee E. K. Ligachev opens the work of the congress (synchronously). General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev makes a "Political Report of the CPSU Central Committee to the 27th Congress of the CPSU" (synchronously).