Oil industries in Baku, Azerbaijan. View of oil rigs in the Caspian Sea. Drilling towers in view. A man walks on a wooden platform. Men work in a group to drill an oil well. Several men stand in the background. Oil well drilled through machinery.
Soviet and Iranian military officers shake hands with each other in Tabriz, Azerbaijan, Iran. Russian and Iranian newspapers announce the formal recognition by the Soviet Union of the Azerbaijan People's Government (a Soviet puppet entity in Iranian Azerbaijan) on April 8, 1946. People celebrate the friendship pact between the Azerbaijan People's Government and the Soviet Union. Crossed flags of the Soviet Union and and Azerbaijan People's Government seen. Women picking flowers and decorate a poster of Joseph Stalin. Soviet and Azerbaijan military parade in the streets of Tabriz. Military officers hold a ceremony including presentation of an elaborate Iranian dagger. A tank rides through the street. Men riding horses. School children wave Soviet and Azerbaijan flags. A ceremony of pouring liquid from two jugs and reflecting it in a mirror. Muslim women present flowers to soldiers passing on horseback. Soldiers in a jeep throw pamphlets, with picture of Joseph Stalin on them, to the crowd. Huge crowd gathered. Women with covered heads. At the Tabriz City Hall, crowds hold a huge portrait of their leader, Sayyed Ja'far Pishevari. There are more ceremonial exchanges of tokens of friendship. A hand-written letter, ostensibly from Joseph Stalin, bearing his image, is shown. Elaborately framed pictures of Soviet Generals are seen. Silver tray engraved in Russian and Arabic is shown. Muslim women and children. Views of parade from high building. Column of Soviet tanks. Woman throws liquid from jug, ceremoniously.
The hydroelectric building and service area in Mingechaur, Azerbaijan. Earth moving equipment preparing site for laying pipes and workmen welding steel girders are shown. February 1948.
Views of hydroelectric station in Mingechaur, Azerbaijan. Russian officials and citizens celebrating the completion of hydroelectric station. 1949.
Battles fought by Russians fighting military invasion from Germany during World War II years of 1942-1943. A poster shows Hitler cuff held by the Allies. United States ships at docks for aid and supply to Russian people. Fight for the control of oil field of Russia near Baku. Buildings and house of Stalingrad. German Army offensive on Stalingrad in order to take control of the oil fields. Civilians take arms to fight the invading German Army. German artillery and bombers raid Stalingrad. Fierce battle on the streets. Snipers fire from inside a house, artillery fire from a house. Bombing and infantry fight in every house of the city. Ruined city buildings and houses by war. German bombers on raid, shot by anti aircraft guns. Battle for Stalingrad continues on streets during Russian winter. Map shows British and United States forces land in North Africa. Soviet Army pushes back German Army in various cities and occupies them. Fresh cavalier troops arrive in Siberia. Russians Army commanders Marshal Nikolai Voronoff and others at a meeting. Soldiers of encircling Red Army meet from two ends.
Segment from the United Nations Security Council meeting at Hunter College, New York City, United States, on March 27, 1946. At the time, the Soviet Union, with its troops in Iran, and with interest in the governance and autonomy of Azerbaijan, was pushing to postpone discussion of the appeal by Iran that the action of the Soviet Army in Iran was a threat to international peace and security. American statesman James F. Byrnes, Edward R. Stettinius, Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko and representatives of the UN Security Council member countries are seen entering the conference room at Hunter College, New York City. The dignitaries seated at a table. Delegates and spectators present. Gromyko, the Soviet representative to the United Nations, speaks in Russian. Other delegates listen, seated behind. A delegate from China speaks. Several delegates raise their hands with questions. U.S. representative James Byrnes demands that the Iranians be given a chance to be heard. The Soviet delegation stands and exits the talks abruptly. Iranian delegate Hossein Ala', Iran's Ambassador to the United States approaches the table and is seated. The delegates listen as Mr. Hossein Ala addresses the council. Mr. Ala urges the council to take action, saying, "Iran views with grave concern any delay in the consideration by the council of the merits of these disputes. For these reasons, on behalf of my government, I request the council to take up these matters at once and reach, without reference to further negotiations, a solution consistent with the principles of the charter."