Film 'The Road to the Wall' depicts the rise of communism in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba. Refugees walk on the road and uphill with baggage in hand. Communist troops march. Refugees walk bare foot. Man carrying a child on his back. Huge gathering of people at the Kremlin wall (near future site of Lenin's tomb). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin haranguing a crowd during the Russian Revolution. Refugee women and children being checked by soldiers as they attempt to board a train. Closeup of a baby. Bodies of fallen refugees. Fidel Castro, in 1959, with Che Guevara, and other revolutionaries, in Cuba. A person being executed by a Che Guevara revolutionary firing squad. Huge parade in Communist China in 1960. View of Chinese workers manually pulling what appears to be, a heavy gun carriage. Parade of communists in East Germany in 1961. The Berlin wall, and East German policeman on horseback riding to intercept persons attempting to cross. A few East German people makingtheir escape from East Berlin to West Berlin by running through a gap in barbed wire at the Berlin Wall border, and being escorted by West Berliners afterward. Armed East German guards at border marked with barbed wire and other obstacles.
Nikita Khrushchev waves and smiles from a moving train car. Narrator relates that Khrushchev has resigned from his post as Soviet Premier. Khruschev at a meeting. Scenes from Khrushchev's career. Khruschev shakes hand with Chinese communist leader Chairman Mao Zedong and they exchange books in a signing ceremony. Khruschev shaking hands with President Nasser of Egypt. Khruschev at UN meeting in 1960 tries to purge Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld. Khruschev speaking in a loud and animated fashion and shaking his fist from the UN podium. Khrushchev and other Soviet UN members pound their fists on their desks to disrupt the UN meeting. View of a May Day parade underway in Soviet Russia's Red Square. Khruschev waves at attendees of the May Day parade at Red Square. Leonid Brezhnev and Aleksei Kosygin seated with Khrushchev at a Soviet Central Committee meeting. Brezhnev at podium clapping hands as others in the Central Committee Hall stand and clap in a standing ovation. Brezhnev addresses people. Khrushchev in a large gathering hall with many celebrants at his 70th birthday celebration. He is shown smiling and laughing. He stands during a toast. Many medals are pinned on his jacket.
Consequences of the 1960 U-2 incident. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev addresses the Soviet Presidium in Moscow, Soviet Union. Exterior of the U.S. Department of State. A spokesperson of the State Department gives a statement in the United States.
Group of Russians swim in a swimming hole around icy surface in Russia. Russian men and women swim in a swimming hole on the surface of a frozen river. They splash water and swim across the hot water. Spectators watch them.
The May Day Parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia. People gather to watch the parade. Floats pass in review. People look as athletes perform. Dignitaries wave from a balcony. People in the streets celebrate. They hold placards reading 'Peace'. Spires in the background.
The U-2 Spy Trial in Moscow Trade Unions House, Russia. Exterior of the building. People gather outside the building. A vehicle passes near the building. Dignitaries gather inside the building. U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower addresses the dignitaries and speaks about the Soviet exploitation. Cameramen record the President's speech.