Vladimir Lenin addressing delegates at meeting of the Second Congress of the Communist International, held in the Tauride (Tavrichesky) Palace, in Moscow, on July 19, 1920. Some illuminated candles on tables behind the speaker. (The sign on the speaker's stand, in Russian and French, simply asks attendees to refrain from smoking.) Next, Lenin is seen outdoors on a cold day, on March 18, 1919, in Red Square, Moscow. He is speaking at the funeral of Yakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov, his close associate, and Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Congress of Soviets of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (SFSR). (Sverdlov died on March 16th at age 33.)
Map shows distance is 4662 miles from New York to Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia. Map shows that it is 340 miles further from Moscow to the Eastern edge of the Soviet Union. Views of the fountain and gardens at the Palace of Peter, the Great, and brief view of the Palace building. View of a Russian church building.
Post Russian Revolution events in Russia. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolsheviks, silhouetted and speaking. Commander of the Red Army Leon Trotsky seated at a table. Workers and Peasants Inspection Group is formed and its chief is Joseph Stalin. Stalin, walking with Molotov, and others, on a street. Stalin's supporters Grigory Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev. People at a rail road station. Harvesting grain with machinery. Workers engaged in some private enterprises. Canned food arriving from the United States. American Relief Administration workers handling food items. Scenes of American Relief Administration feeding Russians. Children in Russia eating food. Picture of Herbert Hoover, head ot the American Relief Administration, seen onboard a ship in a harbor. March 14, 1923, newspaper headline reads 'Lenin Suffers a stroke, Condition is Serious; Announcement Causes a Sensation in Moscow'.
A Russian cinematographer cranking his movie camera as he records street scene in commercial district of Moscow, Russia. Sidewalks are relatively clear and many pedestrians are walking on them. But snow is piled high at the curbs. Shops in the street. Horse drawn sleighs pass on the street, some with goods and some with passengers. Women shovel snow with large flat shovels. Men and women clear snow from the roads using shovels. Bakery window filled with sweets. Food items display in another shop.
Animated map on globe of world shows extent of the USSR from East to west and North to South (9 million Square miles). Miners extracting her natural resource minerals. 110 million
acres of forests and timber being felled. Coal on a conveyer belt. A "forest" of oil derricks in a Soviet field. Oil tank cars moving on a railroad. Iron and steel mills. 370 million acres of farmland. Farms being worked. Tea, tobacco, and cotton crops. Herds of ranch animals. Corn,oats,hops,rye and wheat being harvested by machinery. Huge parades of people parading in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Dancers on floats in the parade. Cossacks from the Don River Valley demonstrate horsemanship. Map showing Ukraine, Russia,Hungary, Rumania,and other adjoining areas. Musicians playing balalaikas accompany dancers. Ukranians,Moldovians and Beserabians in local costume. Map of the Caucasuses between the Caspian and Black Seas. People from that region dancing and playing instruments. Armenians,and people riding on horseback from tribes of the Caucasian mountains. Uzbeks blowing long horns. Turkmen with horses. Mongols playing stringed instruments. Views of people from further East and North approaching Siberia. Some hunting with rifles. Views of Moscow. Moscovites walking on a summer day. Man riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Cars driving on a street. All kinds of vehicular traffic in Moscow city, including trams. Outside views of Soviet factories. Soviet soldiers. Soviet bricklayer, traffic cop, and sailor are shown. A riveter at work. Soviet school children. An old fireman.Nurse in a hospital. Civil engineer with transit. A window washer. A sales girl. Housewives. A Postal clerk. A radio announcer. A stewardess on an airliner. A chemist in a laboratory. A typist at work. A harpist playing and a ballerina dancing as an orchestra plays. Soviet citizens walking across a field. Narrator refers to their love for the soil. Animated map sums up Russia's size and characteristics.
Czar Nicholas II out powered in Russia and the Bolsheviks gain power after the October Revolution. Romanav dynasty Emperor Nicholas II with his family including son Alexis and his four daughters and his wife at his palace in Moscow. Czar Nicholas II and his courtiers review troops of Russian Cossack soldiers at his palace for the last time. Czar's Russian soldiers march across frozen and snow-covered battlefields. Wounded Russian soldiers return to their villages from World War 1. Soldiers see the starving Russian citizens and begin to mutiny and the front and stop fighting. View of Alexander Kerensky with a crowd after he comes to power in Russia in February 1917 revolution and soon after the Bolsheviks gain rule of Russia in October Revolution. Parade of people and soldiers with pro Bolshevik signs and banners during the revolution. Russian soldiers of the Red Army parade with Commander Leon Trotsky at Red Square in Moscow. A famine strikes Russia and people struggel during the famine. View of snow covered streets and Russian citizens struggling with famine. Young children and orphans are fed at group tables assembled outside on a snowy plaza. Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin seen at his desk in his office in the Kremlin, talking. View of Lenin's wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, taking notes.