Encounter at the Elbe (in Russian: Встреча на Эльбе) is a Soviet movie released in 1949 from Mosfilm, describing the conflict, spying, and collaboration between the Soviet Army advancing from the east and the U.S. Army advancing from the west. The two allied forces met each other for the first time on the River Elbe near the close of the Second World War. This meeting occurred on April 25, 1945, which was usually remembered as “Elbe Day” in Western Bloc nations and as the "Encounter at the Elbe” in Eastern Bloc nations.

Librettist (Music to the film "Meeting on the Elbe" directed by Grigori Alexandrov and Aleksey Utkin)
Date of composition 1948
Type Film score
Catalogue Op. 80
Instruments 5x Voice
Arrangements Dmitri Shostakovitch: Three Songs from Meeting on the Elbe, Op. 80b
Dmitri Shostakovitch: Suite from Meeting on the Elbe, Op. 80a
Autotranslations beta Dmitri Chostakovitch: Meeting on the Elbe, Op. 80
Dmitrij Šostakovič: Meeting on the Elbe, Op. 80
Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Schostakowitsch: Meeting on the Elbe, Op. 80