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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin speaking at 2nd Congress of the Communist International and at the funeral of Y. M. Sverdlov

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.)

Date: 1920
Duration: 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Distance from New York to Moscow, compared to width of Soviet Union. View of Palace and Gardens of Peter the Great

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.

Date: 1920
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lenin and Trotsky, leaders of the Bolsheviks, and Joseph Stalin after the Civil War in Russia.

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'.

Date: 1920
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Shoppers in commercial district of Moscow, Russia, during winter.

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.

Date: 1920
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Exchange of cultures and collaboration in science and arts between the Soviet Union and the United States

The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Wyeth family artwork being packed in boxes for a visit to the Soviet Union. Various paintings being packed up. In exchange, some Russian paintings and artwork seen that will be displayed in America. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States during Glasnost efforts. People on the streets in what appears to be New York or possibly Washington DC are surprised when he exits his motorcade to shake hands directly with American citizens gathered on the sidewalks.The U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife visiting Soviet Georgia and being greeted by Soviet citizens. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan side by side at a summit in Washington DC. They stand together on the White House lawn as a band plays. Animation depicts the sharing of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. View of American rock star Billy Joel and his band performing at a concert in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. A Moiseyev Dance Company folk troupe from Russia performing a dance in the United States. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes views of a piano performance by Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. Several Russian school children pose for pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Soviet teenage children enjoy a elevated ropes course in an outdoor program. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. A group of Soviet citizens view a touring "Information USA" exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. They view the program on an array of television monitors. A young Russian boy speaks in Russian about his interest in learning about American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. The astronauts open a connecting hatch and shake hands. Narrator describes collaboration of the two nations to monitor and study the depleting ozone layer of the earth and how to protect it. A man is shown sunbathing. Officials of the America and the Soviet Union sign an agreement relating to sharing information about safety of nuclear power plants. Soviet representatives and George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurate a new communication system that communicates nuclear dangers between the two countries. A woman in the communication room. Food grain pouring from a harvester, part of what is supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soviet soldiers walking on a street in Afghanistan in front of a shop. Arrested American journalist Nicholas Daniloff disembarks an aircraft after his release. View of the exterior of the American Embassy in Russia. U.S. marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree being escorted under guard after having been accused of collaborating in a Soviet spy mission at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Scene inside a Voice of America radio broadcast studio. Sign indicates it is broadcasting in Russian. Close up of meter moving on a radio instrument during the broadcast. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing before their visit to the Soviet Union. A group of Soviet citizens including men, women and children walking outdoors. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony on the White House grounds on December 8, 1987.

Date: 1987
Duration: 5 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A brief description of Russia (Soviet Union or USSR)

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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