Life of people and developmental efforts in Kharkov, Ukranian Soviet Socialist Republic. Farms and a railroad track. A railroad train underway on tracks. Civilians milling about on a street. Exteriors of a university building. A large electrical equipment factory. Men stand outside the factory. Numerous buildings under construction.
Life of people and developmental efforts in the Ukraine. Views of a village. Native men and women dance to the tunes of folk music. Huts in a village. Bank of the Dnieper River. Lenin dam being constructed along the river. Boulders being loaded with the help of Steam shovel. Railroad cars carry construction material to the construction site. Huge hills being dynamited. Men work with spades to construct the dam. A huge mess for the workers. Cooks prepare food in a kitchen. The workers eat the food. American and Russian engineers plan to exploit the natural resources. An American colony. Exteriors of the building. Children enjoy skating.
Palaces and monuments near Yalta in Crimea, Soviet Union. Exteriors of Livadia Palace in Livadiya Crimea. People enter the gates of the palace. Scene changes to exterior views of a the Kichkine Palace, built of whitewashed stone for the Grand Duke Dmitry. Sweeping views of the Black Sea from the elevated mountain-side position of the Palace Kichkine. People in a garden in the palace at Gaspra, a former home of Grand Duke Nikolaevich. Men and women play volleyball at a park near the Gaspra palace. People enjoy views of the Baron von Steingel Swallow's Nest castle, jutting out at the edge of the Black Sea, at the Cape of Ai-Todor.
A map of the Eastern front in the area of Bolgorad (also Bjelgorod) on the Dnieper River, in Ukraine. Other points shown on map include Brjansk, Orel, Kursk, Woronesch, Charkow. Infantry of the German 11th Army entering the City of Bolgorad, Ukraine, south of Kursk, to take up defensive positions against Soviets during World War 2. The German soldiers are loaded in trucks. They wave and smile.
Map of Eastern front around Charkow, Ukraine. Nazi troops advance in that region during World War II. Nazi Pz.IV tanks advance in Ukraine supported by infantry and artillery. A motorcycle messenger crosses the snowy eastern front. Soldiers on motorcycles cross streams. Nazi artillery fire at and completely destroy a building. Infantrymen take aim and fire at Soviet defenders. Infantrymen and tanks of 1SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler advance through the frozen roads of Charkow. Firing breaks out in a building. A sniper fires from inside a building. Buildings destroyed due to battle. Bandaged Nazi military officer.
Exterior of an unidentified government building in Soviet Ukraine. In a Soviet Ukraine writers meeting, writers discussing and looking at books in hall. Famous Russian writers and members can be seen addressing the meeting. 1948.