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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
 
 
British troops fight Italians in Libya; Germany opens Eastern Front Campaign during World War II.

Images taken by military and news cameramen during World War II. The North African Campaign, 1940: British tanks and infantry advance over the Libyan Desert. British soldiers fire artillery. Masses of Italian prisoners marched by British soldiers. Next shown is campaign on the Eastern Front, 1941, as Germany attacks Russia: Nazi tanks advance under Luftwaffe air cover into the Soviet Union. Aerial view of German Junker Ju 87 aircraft in flight. German tanks and armored vehicles rolling. Wide view of many German tanks rolling east. German soldiers leaping down from a hill with smoke all around as they battle in a Russian town. Russian Pe-2 bomber aircraft in flight. Interior view of pilot and crew in Soviet Pe-2 bomber while in flight. Soviet soldiers on tanks during a battle. Burning tanks. Soviet soldiers run toward battle front and pass a dead German soldier on the battlefield.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Actions of Germany and Russia at the beginning of World War II

Events leading to start of World War 2. Contingents of German army troops and black uniformed SS (Schutzstaffel) troops parading past Hitler on reviewing stand in German city. Hitler youth at a rally in a stadium. Hitler addressing an open air assembly, shaking his fist, yelling about the might of Germany in an animated fashion. Women holding signs reading: "Down with War and Fascism," and "Aid the Allies." 1939 edition of the New York Times carries headline about Nazi pact with Soviets and of Estonia giving Moscow air and sea bases. Views of Soviet leaders, Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, and General Boris Mikhailovitch Shaposhnikov, preparing to meet with German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop for signing of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact agreeing to non-aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union. Von Ribbentrop descending from his airplane for the meeting. Scenes of German attack and invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939. Vehicles carrying German troops on the move. German Stuka, Ju87 dive bombers peeling off in dives and dropping bombs. German He-111 bomber in flight. Many explosions and collapsing buildings and destruction depicted. Soviet T-26 Twin-Turret Cavalry Tank seen moving through snow as it crosses Polish frontier, on September, 17, 1939. Soviet troops charging into Poland in the snow. The two forces meet in central Poland. Newspaper cartoon of the time shows Hitler and Stalin politely addressing each other in deprecating terms. Soviet icebreaker opening the way for German warships. German submarine making way on the surface, ostensibly from a base in Murmansk, and firing at a surface ship with its deck gun. A French fighter plane spinning towards earth and pilot parachuting. Narrator speaks of French Communists sabotaging electrical systems on the aircraft. The plane burning on the ground. German troops marching along the Champs Elysee, with the Arch of Triumph in background. German troops firing artillery at Soviet forces. Wooden buildings burning. German soldier taking a prisoner.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Red Army soldiers advancing on a field, and firing artillery at aircraft, during maneuvers in the Soviet Union.

Soviet army units during maneuvers in the Soviet Union during World War II. A few Russian aircraft in flight. The aircraft in low flight over a wooded region. A soldier with a gun perched on a tree. A few soldiers beside artillery on a field. Two soldiers in prone position. A soldier holding gun runs on a field. The soldiers advance and fire guns. The artillery fired by the soldiers. Aerial view of formation of Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft in flight. The artillery on the field aimed at the aircraft for practice. Several Russian soldiers beside the artillery watch the aircraft. A tractor pulling a log setting off planted mines. Smoke spread over the area. Soviet soldiers under cover of smoke. The region filled with trees. Soldiers in prone position beside a fence. A soldier cutting the wires of a fence with a plier. The soldiers advancing on the field. Soldiers in prone position moving towards a fence. A soldier with an equipment looks for planted mines. The soldiers advancing through the wooded region. Several soldiers aiming rifles lying in prone position. Soviet Maxim heavy machine guns on wheels being maneuvered and fired by the soldiers lying among the bushes. Artillery aimed upwards. The aircraft in flight. View of the soldiers on the field. Soldiers moving under cover on the field. Russian soldiers moving through a dugout. Three soldiers in a dugout firing guns.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: Russian
 
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