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Exchange of cultures and collaboration in science and arts between the Soviet Union and the United States

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.

Date: 1987
Duration: 5 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet Army tanks move on a bridge made by Russian soldiers, horse drawn carts and trucks, during maneuvers in Soviet Union

The Soviet Russian Red Army units during maneuvers in the Soviet Union in World War 2. The Soviet Army soldiers beside a water body. The soldiers remove vegetation and form a bridge by laying logs. Soviet tanks moving on the wooden log bridge. Soldiers cross over water to land. A few Soviet biplane aircraft in flight (Polikarpov I-15). Aerial views of the region from a Polikarpov I-15. Camera mounted on front of biplane shows close-up view of Soviet pilot in cockpit of a Polikarpov I-15 biplane aircraft. Horse carts carrying equipment and artillery and few horsemen cross the river and reach the bank. A tank crossing a body of water. The Soviet soldiers holding rifles run through the water. Aerial view of a formation of Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft in flight. A line of horse drawn carts and trucks moving across the river.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: Russian
 
 
German attacks on European nations and the Soviet Union, in World War II

German attacks on other nations during World War 2. A sign reads 'Belgique' near a building. Germans in Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland and France. German soldiers on tanks and other military vehicles as they advance in blitzkrieg (lightning war). They advance through the Dutch farmlands. German Ju-52 planes fly in formation and drop paratroopers. The destruction of Rottterdam by heavy German bombardment. People bury their dead at cemetery.. French refugees leave their cities. Adolf Hitler looks at the Eiffel tower in Paris, with other German officials, during occupation of France. Aerial view of the city. German bombers attack London, England (the blitz). Shattered equipment on the ground and destroyed buildings in London, England. Hitler observes the German Western Wall defenses. The battle and Allied evacuation of Dunkirk. White cliffs of Dover Sea shore in view. Map depicts German positions. The Battle of Britain. British spitfire planes attack German bombers. Children being evacuated from London and Paris. Fires and aerial bombardment at night by German aircraft during blitzkrieg. Rubble being cleared by British. British men and women working in munitions and aircraft factories. Hitler and Goering with others in the railroad carriage where French authorities surrender at Compiegne in June, 1940. German forces attacking the Soviet Union, with tanks, infantry and warplanes, in Operation Barbarossa, on June 22, 1941.The mobilization of Soviet defense forces.

Date: 1941
Duration: 6 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film 'Why We Fight' episode "Prelude to War" depicts battle scenes in various countries during World War II.

Series 'Why We Fight' episode "Prelude to War" depicts the battles during World War II. United States soldiers parade on street lead by a band. Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.December 7, 1941. The London Blitz with buildings destroyed and burning. The Eiffel Tower in Paris with Nazi flag flying atop it. German troops marching into Paris, through the Arch of Triumph. Japanese warplanes bombing shanghai, China, in 1937. Chinese residents running for shelter. Glimpse of German "Schwerer Gustav" 80 cmrailway gun firing during German offensive against Soviet Union in 1941. German forces entering Czechoslovakia in 1938. German mounted troops entering France in 1940. Heavy guns firing. German ships en route to Norway 1940. German Ju-52 aircraft flying low over trees. Montage showing rapid succession of war scenes, including heavy guns firing, smoke rising, explosions, an aircraft shot down and crashing straight down, German armor on the move, German Ju-52 aircraft dropping paratroopers into Holland and one flying over Athens, Greece, with Mount Lykabettus in the background. More of the same with Narrator mentioning Belgium, Albania, Yugoslavia, and Russia (where citizens are seen digging anti-tank trenches and fortifications). Cavalry charging across a field. A German tank rolling forward. A German Dornier Do-17 bomber taking off, and bombs falling.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Review of the wars, destruction and atrocities brought by Germany to the countries of the world

Propaganda aimed at American soldiers who will occupy Germany after World War II. . Opening scene shows stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, filled with youth rendering the Nazi salute in unison as a leader (unseen) chants "Sieg Heil." Several German Messerschmitt 110 fighter bombers flying in formation. View from inside bomb bay of German bomber aircraft as bombs are released. Bombs striking the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 14 May 1940. Buildings burning and collapsing. Buildings destroyed the same month by German bombing in 1940. Buildings being bombed in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, by German aircraft in April 1941. Views of areas in the Soviet Union, destroyed by German bombing. Lone figure of a woman standing in the midst of the desolation. Civilians pressed into labor by German occupying forces, seen at work building defenses for them. A mother and two children in an occupied region. Variouu scene of dead civilians, in German occupied countries, including some hanging from gallows. Dead American soldiers. More views of Germans assembled in Nazi rallies and other gatherings. People marching with massed flags at a Nazi rally. German soldiers in formation. Closeup of three in steel helmets. illustration of an American soldier superimposed on background of German troops in formation. A Nazi leader (who looks like Ernst Röhm, Head of the Nazi Sturmabteilung- Storm Troopers) speaking in the 1930s. German workers shoveling materials into an open hearth steel furnace. Panzer III Ausf.F tanks in a German factory. More persons hung from gallows. Film reenactment of German cavalry attacking in 1870. German villagers dancing. A ship hit by a German torpedo, in 1914. More German villagers dancing. German bombing of Warsaw, Poland, in 1939. More German villagers dancing. Nazi Waffen SS soldiers, in black , goosestepping on parade.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of the Russo-Finnish Winter War, in Finland, 1940

The Winter War in Finland against the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Damage from Russian air raids on a Finnish town. Structures covered in thick ice and snow. Soldiers push a car stuck in ice. Finnish ski troops in heavy white parkas, moving in the snow. A horse pulls a sled carrying a wounded Finnish soldier. Medics lift him on a stretcher and take him for treatment. A soldier, with cleats on his boots, climbs up a pole. Bullets in a Russian helmet. Snow-covered tanks and equipment. A captured T-28 tank and a BA-27 armored car (likely reused later by the Finns). Dead Russian soldiers lying in the snow.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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