Documentary travelogue on the Altai mountains in Central Asia. A map of the area in Central Asia. Fog cover over a river in the mountains. Snow capped mountains in the background. A country bordering the river.
The Altai mountains in Central Asia. The cattle graze on the mountains. A truck moves along a mountain road. Men and women walk through forest. People in canoes on a lake. People at a resort colony near the lake. Gardens and flowers. A group listens to a speaker as he delivers a lecture at a resort.
The Altai mountains in Central Asia. Natives of the region in their tents. A woman milks a cow and grinds grain with a stone. Interior of a native tent. Activity in a tent village. Natives move with all their belongings, family and animals to a new region. Children on sheep as they move along with a group. Skeleton structure of tents abandoned by natives.
The Altai mountains in Central Asia. A small village consisting of huts in the mountains. A village near a river. Native with a heard of cattle in fields. Men and women on horseback watch herd of cattle. Cattle at a water hole. A large bull. Herd of yaks in a field. A woman milks a cow. They pour milk into a large pail. A herd of sheep in field. Shepherd on horseback as he holds a lamb. Sheep, rams and goats in the field.
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace journey to China through Soviet union. A animated portion of a globe shows his next destination. Wallace visits Buryat Mongolian Republic. Wallace being greeted by the members of the Ranch Committee. A short man with a Buryat face is the President of the republic. The American visitors see the cattle. They see a horse. A village band. Buryats men and women play loud music for the Vice President. The round cheeked and round eye children listen to the music. A tall man, head of the locomotive work. The American visitors look at the locomotive.
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace on a journey to China through Soviet Union. An animated portion of a globe shows his next destination. The Vice President visits Kazakhstan. A man on a horseback. Sheep, camel and cattle graze in the field. Kazakh man uses a pole with a running noose on it to lasso a horse. The people cook donuts. The horsemen smoke American king size cigarettes for the first time. Women make tea in the open. The coal mine industry in Karaganda. Open cut coal pits. Bulldozers scoop of the earth to revile of coal. Tracks being laid and the trains moves into the cut coal pits. The equipment being used in the mines. Wallace speaks to the engineers. The machines and trains being operated by women. They then visit a copper mine also known as Soviet anaconda. A crane picks up the copper.