Title slate reads,"the First Metallurgical Plant in Soviet Central Asia." Narrator says construction started 4-years ago during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War 2 (1942-43). Interior of the plant is shown from a vantage point high above the factory floor. Strips of hot steel are seen being extruded from a rolling mill. Closeup of the rolling mill in action and workers standing beside it. Closeup of the mill's rollers and hot steel blank passing through them. Workers handle the hot steel with long tools, as they move it back and forth to different sets of rollers. Narrator says the rolling mill has a capacity of 50 thousand tons per year. Closeup of two steel workers. Change of scene with view from above and then from below, as a furnace is tapped and molten steel flows into a crucible, emiting smoke and flames. Closeup of Uzbek steel workers employed at the steel plant. Next, workers are gathered in a ceremony marking the opening of the new rolling mill. A plant supervisor speaks before the gathering. A huge picture of Joseph stalin forms a backdrop.
(Note: This is the The Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, aka V. I. Lenin Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, located in Bekabad, Tashkent Oblast,Uzbekistan. The 300-millimeter light rolling mill, seen here, began operating in October, 1946.)
Hero of Socialist Labor award given to Uzbek collective farm workers by Soviet officials. The collective farm workers receiving the Hero of Socialist Labor award from the officials. An award also given to a combine driver at a machine factory. A woman operates a harvester in a farm.
Architectural monuments of Uzbekistan. Mosques and minarets. Ruins of old buildings on cliffs in the desert. Domes, arches and a mosque surrounded by pillars. Bricks arranged in various designs. Medieval drawings give the ancient history of the country: kings, soldiers fighting on horseback, shooting arrows from towers.
Architectural monuments of Uzbekistan. Minarets and domes of buildings. People moving along narrow streets. People climb the steps of a mosque. Interior of the mosque showing its architecture. A man dressed in Arabic clothes comes out of the mosque.
Architectural monuments of Uzbekistan. People move on a road among ruins. A barren tree. Ruins of old buildings and minarets. Damaged mosque and minarets. The interior of a mosque showing its architecture. Old drawings show how the arches and domes were constructed. A doorway in the mosque. Workers work on the restoration of a dome. A picture shows two guard at an entrance gate.
Architectural monuments of Uzbekistan. Courtyards of various buildings. Carvings on damaged buildings. Interior and exterior of a minaret showing its architecture. A picture shows an old man writing at a desk. A book and alphabets written on it. Minarets and narrow, arched streets.