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 and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (B) Stalin (third from right in the front) and others at the celebration meeting on the occasion of Stalin's 70th birthday on December 21st.