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    Full title reads: "Inside Gates of Soviet Russia. Private trading practically restored by new Soviet decree - brisk business in the famous Smyolensky Market".

    Moscow after the revolution, Soviet Union (USSR, Russia).

    Various high angled L/Ss of busy outdoor food market. Panning M/Ss of crowds at market. Looks very Russian - lots of fur hats and head scarves etc.

    Intertitle reads: "Bread - 2,500 roubles a loaf. Meat - 3,000 roubles a lb. - but then 250,000 roubles are only work a sovereign".

    M/S of people buying and selling in market place. M/S of a market trader selling stationary (pens, paper etc.) to a man. A group of boys huddle in background laughing and sticking their tongues out at camera. C/U of small child fur hat holding piece of bread.

    Intertitle reads: "Bulletins posted on all public buildings give World's news free".

    M/S of people looking at large poster covered in writing, stuck to wall of large building - a church?

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:04:00 / 01:32:20:00
    G 844
    Sort Number:
    G 0844
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Soviet Russia Temporary Workspaces: 16.1.2011 20:26 Tintin G 844 Russian Revolution 1922
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