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Shooting of Bernt Leuton in 1961 explained in context of Soviet history, beginning with Czar Nicholas II and Russian Revolution

A picture of Bernt Leuton, a resident of East Berlin East Germany, who fled to West Berlin West Germany. Border guards at the Communist side of Berlin in East Germany. View of Leuton on August 13, 1961 after being shot by an East German guard, after successfully swimming across the connecting canal. He is hauled out by West German guards. A map of the world. Narrator begins to trace history of Bernt Leuton's shooting by recounting prior events in history of Russia and Soviet Union. View of the Winter Palace of Czar Nicholas II, with the Czar and Czarina Alexandra standing on a balcony. Saint Petersburg, Russia on January 22nd , 1905 : Peasants and workers, with their leader Russian Orthodox Priest, Father Georgi Gapon, gathered outside the palace to deliver a petition to Czar Nicholas II. A number of the people carry banners. A picture of Czar Nicholas II. Reenactment of Czar's armed cossack cavalry dispersing the crowd, The words 'My autocracy will remain unchanged' issued by the Czar to which Father Gapon replies that they "no longer have a Czar." Picture of Father George Gapon. Picture of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, and moving images of Lenin speaking. The Czar Nicholas II and his wife, escorted by guards, moving on a path during a ceremony. The Czar mounting a horse and the guards saluting him. A picture of the Czar's wife and hemophiliac son. Picture of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, whose occult powers were believed to have kept the Czar's son alive.

Date: 1905, January 22
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Documentary film 'The Road to the Wall' shows communist oppression in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba.

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.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A man at controls and operates the earth moving shovel at a mine in Russia.

An earth moving shovel in Russia. A shovel digs earth at an open mine. A man at controls and operate the machine. The mechanics service the machine. A TV screen for monitoring the control. The shovel digs earth.

Date: 1961, June 15
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian sturgeon fishermen catch fishes for caviar and woman pack caviar boxes for export in Russia.

Russian sturgeon fishermen catch fishes for caviar in Russia. A fishing boat underway. The fishermen on the deck. A hand holding a fishing net. A fisherman puts fishes in a net basket and the basket is pulled up. A fisherman catching a big fish for caviar. The boats at a dock and a net full of fishes in the foreground. The women pack caviar in boxes for export. A packed Russian caviar box. A woman putting caviar in boxes.

Date: 1961, June 15
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A trapeze artist and a trained hippopotamus perform at the circus in Russia.

Circus in Russia. A trapeze artist performs with a ring. The spectators seated in a stand as they applaud. A clown entertaining spectators. A trained hippopotamus performs at the circus. The master of the hippo instructs. People applaud.

Date: 1961, June 15
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dogs and mice in a capsule are released in space and are recovered on the ground during a space test in Russia.

A space test with animals in Russia. A missile with dogs and mice is launched in the space. A fire trail. A capsule is released. Men recover the capsule from the ground. The passengers are recovered alive.

Date: 1961, April 6
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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