Mao Zedong, Chairman of the CPC Central Committee and President of the PRC paying a visit to the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in December 1949, the very first visit to a foreign country by the top leader of New China.

    Mao Zedong was warmly greeted by Bulganin (first from right), Molotov (second from right) and other Party and State leaders of the USSR upon arrival at the Moscow Railway Station on December 16th.