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Russian peasants along with Father Gapon protest against Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Film depicts the rise of communism as a backlash to Imperial rule in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Animated map of the world. Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia at the balcony of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In contrast , scenes show peasants at work, carrying wooden logs. Russian peasants accompanied by Priest Father Georgiy Apollonovich Gapon, gather with a group of protesters in a square of St. Petersburg. People stand before the Winter Palace and protest against the hardship of their lives under the Tsar. An inserted scene shows Protesters being subdued by Tsarist soldiers. .Closeup of the young Tsar, Nicholas II. Closeup of Father Gapon. Closeup of a young Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (AKA Lenin). View of Lenin giving a revolutionary speech. The Tsar and Tsarina strolling together in the company of Royal Guardsmen. The Tsar mounting a horse for ceremonial review. Picture of Tsarina Alexandra and her hemophiliac son, Alexei Nikolaevich, in a sailor suit. Picture of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin.

Date: 1905, January 22
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Horse drawn sleighs and pedestrians cross Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia.Children take sleigh ride.

Snow covered Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Hermitage Museum in the background. The Alexander Column is seen in front of the Hermitage Museum. A very large horse drawn sleigh in view. A man sits on the horse drawn sleigh. Several women and girls come out of the Hermitage Museum and climb on the sleigh. Two sleighs filled with girls accompany a large group of girls walking through the snow. They all wave and smile. .

Date: 1920
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Supporters of Vladimir Lenin gather and cheer him.

A very large crowd gathers and cheers at the sight of Lenin. Close-ups of Lenin. He waves at and addresses the crowd on 1 March, 1920. In second half of clip, a large crowd is gathered on 19 July, 1920, at Uritsky Square in Petrograd (later Palace Square in St Petersburg) to hear Lenin speak at the opening of the Second Congress of the Communist International (Comintern). Wide elevated views of the crowd on the square between the General Staff Building and the Winter Palace. Closer view of the podium area.

Date: 1920, March 1
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
Post-World War 1 events in Russia

Crowd milling about in Kronstadt, West of Saint Petersburg,Russia, as group of Russian sailors, soldiers and civilians, marches in their midst carrying a Sign reading "Peace, Freedom, and Bread." On March 7, 1921, The Bolshevik government sends 60,000 troops under command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky to quell the disturbance. They are seen marching in the streets. Next scene shows women looking amongst the fallen for their relatives. View of Leon Trotsky (Commander of the Red Army) walking with some of his staff. View of human remains. Brief view of Lenin. Trotsky writing at his desk. Narrator mentions the State Security Agency called "Cheka," being replaced by the Joint State Political Directorate (AKA OGPU). Narrator calls it the Political Police. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov is seen walking with a group of Soviet workers and politicians ostensibly charged with overseeing the OGPU. Another scene shows Molotov conversing with Joseph Stalin (Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin). Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin stands to Stalin's left. views of Stalin. Lev Kamenev, a leader in Moscow City politics. Russian families on a train platform preparing to travel in box cars (to Siberia?). farmers harvesting grain in Russia. A woman shopkeeper cuts a loaf of bread in pieces and weighs them on a scale for sale to a customer. American foodstuffs provided as aid to Russia. Some of the American food being unloaded at a pier. American Relief Administration Chief, Herbert Hoover, standing at a port. Food being distributed to Russian citizens, and to children. Newspaper of March 14, 1923, announces the Lenin suffers a stroke. In January, 1924, a newspaper headline announces that "Lenin is dead." Lenin seen in coffin. Funeral cortege, including principal Soviet leaders, carries the coffin outdoors in falling snow. Spectators watch and others follow in the solemn funeral march. Narrator states that "Stalin,Zinoviev, and Kamenev force Trotsky into exile." Soviet citizens are seen at hard labor under new "Five year plans."

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian civilians collect wood and clean roads at Christmas in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), Soviet Russia.

Christmas preparation in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), very soon after the Russian Revolution (or "October Revolution") brought Lenin, the Bolsheviks, and Soviets regime in control in Russia. People move goods on the snow covered streets using sleds. Facing shortages of fuel, people collect and carry wood to burn from a dock. Citizens stacking and carrying timbers for fuel. With men involved in revolution and in World War I, women workers clean roads of city, working together in a group with brooms.

Date: 1917, December
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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