Men and women parachute jumpers make throngs below gasp in thrilling mass sky drill in Moscow, Russia. Radio-engine bi-winged Russian aircraft of the early 1930s in flight. A large number of Russian parachutists jump from ANT-6s. A large crowd looks up at sky. Large number of parachutists jumping and landing on the ground. A Russian girl talks after a parachute jump.
Theater Square and other places in Moscow, Russia. The view of Moscow at night. Brightly lit buildings and signs of Theater Square, including a lit Soviet hammer and sickle symbol. Audience in a theatre building. A woman dances. Men play musical instruments. Other people also perform. A group of men dances traditional Russian dances. Clubhouses for workers. Interior of a clubhouse. Men play chess. People dance in the night club. A symphony orchestra plays. Traffic on a street including streetcars, horse carriages, and pedestrians. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's house known as Yasnaya Polyana, and the surrounding park area near Tula, Russia. Avenue of Birch trees leading to the house. Exterior and interior views of the house. A picture of Tolstoy. Elevated, sweeping views of countryside near Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana home.
Life of people in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Moscow street scenes. A triumphal arch built by Alexander the Great to commemorate victory over Napoleon. Buildings along street sides. Vehicles move past on a street. Representatives at the entrance of a building. A commodity market. Interior of the building as the representatives barter goods of their countries. A young Russian woman wearing an elaborate costume with a headdress of many jewels and flowers, and many necklaces.
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.
A film titled 'May Day' on May Day Parade in Moscow, Russia. Aerial view of Moscow. Troops of the Moscow garrison fill the Red Square. Parked mechanized vehicles. The troops stand in formation. Buildings along street sides. Dignitaries and officials on a reviewing stand. Delegates from many countries arrive for the parade. A large crowd gathers to watch the parade. Leaders of the Communist Party and Soviet Government at the reviewing stand. A church bell rings. Aerial view of the parade ground. The parade begins. Students of military academies, sailors, Moscow infantry school and young students from various military schools parade. Military units march in formation. Officials and dignitaries salute. The crowd watch the parade and applaud. Soldiers march holding rifles.