Soviet Paratroopers jumping from Tupolev TB-3 aircraft. View from the aircraft as they step from the cabin, onto corrugated metal wing and jump from there. View from ground of their pararachutes in the sky. Soviet Union, 1935.
Theodore Cuyler Streibert , Director of the U.S. Information Agency, speaks on the purposes of the Agency (USIS). The Director seated at a table. He states that there is much misunderstanding about the United States, throughout the world, and Communist entities wish to take advantage of this to spread misinformation about the U.S. As the leading world power for peace, he says the U.S. must tell the world the truth about America. This is the mission of the USIA. A map portrays Soviet dominated areas within the so-called "iron curtain,"encompassing 800 million people. Another map illustrates targets of Communist propaganda employed to facilitate North Korea's aggression against South Korea. A graph illustrates propaganda spending by the Soviet Union and Communist China, primarily to spread misinformation about America. Segments of a Soviet propaganda film about the U.S. are shown. It begins with a map of the U.S. and then shows the Statue of Liberty. Camera pans over Manhattan, showing skyscrapers. A narrator disparages American commercialism, materialism and sensationalism. A lion is seen sitting in a convertible car, looking over a young woman's head. Next are scenes of an American beauty contest, and of women performing precision water skiing. Then an airplane is seen crashing on landing and a car is seen burning. View from trolley car moving along Broadway, from Times Square, in Manhattan, New York City, at night. A follies-style Broadway show. Show girls in bathing suits, walking past the camera. Show girls performing on stage. Another nighttime view of Times Square. Dogs being manicured by groomers. Outdoor soup kitchen scene from the Great Depression in the 1930s with unemployed men receiving food. Hobos or homeless men at a railroad siding. Milk and grain being spilled from containers during a labor and pricing dispute. Scenes of slum area tenement houses with wash drying on lines strung between the buildings. Men playing bocce ball in the yard of an apartment house. Camera pans up the Empire State Building from street level view. African American drummer with other band musicians performing in a civilian band, and scenes of African American musicians in a U.S. Army band. Poor African Americans in the South, at home and doing wash outdoors. Mounted police maintaining order in scenes of a fire and public protest or labor strife (circa 1935) interposed with views of the Statue of Liberty. A Soviet propaganda poster about the Korean War, shows an American soldier walking away from a dead Korean woman whose small child clings to her. Fires burn and a burning airplane falls from the sky in the background. A propaganda cartoon shows "warmongers of the west" being counterbalanced by a Soviet fist on a pair of scales.
Animated map of the Soviet Union. Animated map depicts the distance between United States and Europe. A map of the Soviet Union. The map locates the White Sea, the Volga River, the Caucasus Mountains and Siberia. The east west expanse of the Soviet Union is depicted as 4662 miles. Animated map depicts the area covered by the Soviet Union which is equivalent to the areas of Canada, the United States and Europe put together. A map locates the Caucasians Mountains on the map of the Soviet Union.
The Moscow summit between the U.S. and USSR in Moscow, Russia. Wyeth family artwork being packed in boxes for a visit to the Soviet Union. Various paintings being packed up. In exchange, some Russian paintings and artwork seen that will be displayed in America. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev visits the United States during Glasnost efforts. People on the streets in what appears to be New York or possibly Washington DC are surprised when he exits his motorcade to shake hands directly with American citizens gathered on the sidewalks.The U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife visiting Soviet Georgia and being greeted by Soviet citizens. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan side by side at a summit in Washington DC. They stand together on the White House lawn as a band plays. Animation depicts the sharing of cultures between the two nations and the exchange of magazines. View of American rock star Billy Joel and his band performing at a concert in the Soviet Union on New Year's eve. A Moiseyev Dance Company folk troupe from Russia performing a dance in the United States. Cultural exchange between the two countries includes views of a piano performance by Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow and a ballet performance in the United States by the Bolshoi Ballet. Several Russian school children pose for pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Soviet teenage children enjoy a elevated ropes course in an outdoor program. People sit in an amphitheater with officials at a Chautaqua Talk in 1987. A group of Soviet citizens view a touring "Information USA" exhibit in the Soviet Union that presents American culture. They view the program on an array of television monitors. A young Russian boy speaks in Russian about his interest in learning about American culture. People watch a science exhibition. Astronauts of the USA and Soviet Union in a spacecraft. The astronauts open a connecting hatch and shake hands. Narrator describes collaboration of the two nations to monitor and study the depleting ozone layer of the earth and how to protect it. A man is shown sunbathing. Officials of the America and the Soviet Union sign an agreement relating to sharing information about safety of nuclear power plants. Soviet representatives and George Shultz, the U.S. secretary of State, inaugurate a new communication system that communicates nuclear dangers between the two countries. A woman in the communication room. Food grain pouring from a harvester, part of what is supplied to the Soviets. Soviet Union tanks and soldiers in Afghanistan. Soviet soldiers walking on a street in Afghanistan in front of a shop. Arrested American journalist Nicholas Daniloff disembarks an aircraft after his release. View of the exterior of the American Embassy in Russia. U.S. marine Sgt. Clayton J. Lonetree being escorted under guard after having been accused of collaborating in a Soviet spy mission at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Scene inside a Voice of America radio broadcast studio. Sign indicates it is broadcasting in Russian. Close up of meter moving on a radio instrument during the broadcast. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem performing before their visit to the Soviet Union. A group of Soviet citizens including men, women and children walking outdoors. Mikhail Gorbachev with U.S. President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony on the White House grounds on December 8, 1987.
The May Day Parade in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet aircraft in formation including TB-3 (ANT-6) 4-engine aircraft. Glimpse of a Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika) biplane fighter in flight. Soviet paratroopers jumping from TB-3 aircraft. Closeup of Pilot in helmet and goggles posing in open cockpit of an airplane, on the ground. He looks up. Next scene shows aerial view of the Tupolev ANT-20 (Maxim Gorky) aircraft from above. View from tail of TB-3 in formation with others. Glimpse of military officer of 3-star rank, looking skyward. The "Maxim Gorky" flying overhead, with name printed on its wings. Scene shifts to a parade in Moscow, where posters of political figures are being carried. A dirigible decorated with streamers, and a banner bearing image of Joseph Stalin, flies overhead. Huge posters of Lenin and Stalin carried by marchers. View from building overlooking Red Square shows about a dozen parallel lines of marchers carrying posters, banners, and flags. Some marchers release balloons that fly upwards. Scene shifts to nighttime. Numerous illuminated displays carry patriotic slogans and symbols as well as pictures of Stalin. Back to daytime, Soviet Marshal Kliment Voroshilov, is seen with 5 soviet medals on his overcoat. Cadre of women marchers in dark overcoats and berets. Joseph Stalin flanked by Lazar Kaganovich and Vyacheslav Molotov, reviewing the parade from Kremlin balcony. Mounted elements of artillery unit, pulling field pieces, ride past the reviewers. Next is seen a formation of T-26 light tanks. Visiting military officers from several nations salute as colors pass.
The May Day Parade in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet troops march. General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin with Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Mikhail Kalinin as they review the parade. The Soviet flag being carried by a soldier. Troops march as officers and officials watch the parade.