Towers and complex piping and structures rise high above the ground as part of the new concentrated oxygen blast furnace being constructed at a steel plant in Tula Russia,Soviet Union. A prefabricated part is lowered into place by cable from a crane. A train of open rail cars moves through the factory yard. Russian construction experts contracted to build the furnace are seen working on the last part of it. They tighten bolts and weld sections of the furnace.
Theater Square and other places in Moscow, Russia. The view of Moscow at night. Brightly lit buildings and signs of Theater Square, including a lit Soviet hammer and sickle symbol. Audience in a theatre building. A woman dances. Men play musical instruments. Other people also perform. A group of men dances traditional Russian dances. Clubhouses for workers. Interior of a clubhouse. Men play chess. People dance in the night club. A symphony orchestra plays. Traffic on a street including streetcars, horse carriages, and pedestrians. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's house known as Yasnaya Polyana, and the surrounding park area near Tula, Russia. Avenue of Birch trees leading to the house. Exterior and interior views of the house. A picture of Tolstoy. Elevated, sweeping views of countryside near Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana home.
Postwar scenes in Moscow, Russia, after end of World War II. The population including civilians and soldiers mingle and enjoy peacetime activities. A young Soviet soldier walks with a young woman who carries a large bouquet of flowers. People stroll leisurely along the sidewalks. A motorist in a convertible coupe automobile, parked on Red Square, paints a picture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, which is seen clearly in background. Trams pass behind him. View of huge storage tanks.Bricklayers at work on top level of a building. Numerous government buildings. View of Moscow State University building from 1793 on Manezhnaya ploshchad (Square). Students emerging from the University.
Brief view of Josef Stalin and Mikhail Kalinin with Molotov and other revolutionaries observing Russian military parade, about 1925. Tanks roll on to the streets and heavy guns are also displayed at the parade. A completely separate scene, from 1946, shows Soviet Premier, Joseph Stalin and dignitaries strolling into the lobby of the Bolshoi theater, where Winston Churchill, Averell Harriman and Joseph Stalin pose for photographs.
Film opens showing devastated snow-covered remains of Peterhof Palace and its fountains, in Leningrad, after the Russians ended the siege of that city in January, 1944 of World War II. The next scenes show crowds gathered on 25 August, 1946, to celebrate the newly restored fountains, which are seen spraying water again. (Narrator notes that Russians now call the place Petrodvorets, meaning Peter's Palace.) An official speaks, at the ceremony, about the architecture of Petrodvorets and its cultural masterpieces still to be restored. Glimpse of statuary and array of fountains. Closeup of several young women holding flowers. Another shot of the fountains spraying along both sides of a central pond, with spectators crowded along the extreme sides near lines of trees.
Events pertaining to withdrawal of USSR and USA from North Korea. Colonel General Trenty Shtikov and Kim II sung speaks at a joint assembly in Seoul. Flags of Korea USA and USSR seen in background. North Korean Flags being hosted over buildings. A scene from the People's Assembly in Pyongyang. Assembly members ask for withdrawal of USA and USA troops. North Korean flags on the walls of assembly hall. Assembly members cheer at the news of Russia's withdrawal from Korea in a later meeting. Shows a letter of thanks to Soviet Union by Koreans. Korean men,women and children collectively sign a petition. March 1946.