President Shukri al-Quwatli with top Soviet officials at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 22, 1956

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From left to right: Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich (former chief official under Joseph Stalin and senior Communist Party official), Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov (member of the Communist Party's Central Committee), Faisal al-Dalati, Leonid Melnikov, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov, Syrian Agriculture Minister Rashad Jabri, President Shukri al-Quwatli, Syrian Foreign Minister Salah al-Bitar, Nikita Khrushev, Syrian First Lady Bahira al-Dalati, Fouad al-Shayeb (director of the Syrian President's press office), Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Bulganin, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, one of the most celebrated officers in the Red Army and Minister of Defense of the USSR.