Copper national anthems of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. An honor guard snapped step. And a string of black limousines rush the guests and the hosts through the deserted streets of Beijing. The next morning - a visit to Chairman Mao in his residence in Zhongnanhai. Interpreter at the talks spoke N. Fedorenko. Here are his recollections: "The spacious reception of Mao Zedong, where the meeting participants are located in the huge European-looking chairs, there was an atmosphere of restraint and mutual suspicion. After the usual in such cases, verbal workout Khrushchev with his usual directness started purpose of his visit.