Participants and judges at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Russia.
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Tchaikovsky International Competition - Moscow, Russia.
(Russian newsreel titles and commentary by female.)
Various shots of participants in the International Piano and Violin contest, paying tribute to the Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky by putting flowers at his statue.
Interior shots of people gathering for the contest and international judges shaking hands - among them are David Oistrakh of the Soviet Union and chairman of the violinists' jury, Efrem Zimbalist of the United States of America, Philippe Newman of Great Britain, Alexander Plozek of Czechoslovakia and Gioconda da Vitto of Italy.
General view inside hall where contest is taking place. Nikolai Mikhailov, USSR Minister of Culture, speaks at microphone; cut-ins of audience applauding. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich, chairman of the Organisation Committee declares the competition open.