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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
 
 
Soviet space dogs and mice on sub-orbital flight are recovered on the ground following a space test in Russia.

A space test with animals in Russia, Soviet Union. circa 1961, during "space race" between United States and Soviet Union. A rocket with dogs and mice on board is launched in Russia. A fire trail is seen. Camera view of dogs in capsule during space flight. The dogs appear to be "Strelka" and "Belka" who were the first dogs in space on August 19, 1960 aboard Sputnik 5. View as men recover the capsule after it parachute lands on the ground. View of one of the dogs greeting a man. Narrator indicates that this Soviet flight did not achieve orbit (which would contradict it being the Sputnik 5 flight of August 1960 with Strelka and Belka, however, it may be a compilation of various scenes provided by the Soviet Union, not all images from the same flight). From a newsreel released April 1961.

Date: 1961, April
Duration: 54 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
 
 
Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev congratulates cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow following 1st manned space flight

A welcome for Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow, Russia after his successful first voyage into space by a human, orbiting the earth in his Vostok spacecraft. Yuri Gagarin arrives at an airfield in Moscow. Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev greets Gagarin. A large crowd holds pictures and banners. Gagarin reports to Premier Khrushchev. The Premier greets and congratulates Gagarin . Then Gagarin greets his wife. Gagarin and the Premier move through the streets in a motorcade as people of Moscow, Russia, line the streets to cheer his achievement. A helicopter showers flowers on the motorcade, celebrating the Russian achievement during "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States.

Date: 1961, April
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
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
 
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