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    Location: Russia, Soviet Union / USSR

    Story about fifty years of May Day celebrations in Russia

    VS Montage of soviet achievements and people to introduce the film.

    VS. Flashback to May 1917 of crowds marching through Petrograd streets carrying revolutionary banners. VS. Russian troops leaving trench, explosion and wounded of the 1917 war. MS. Field being ploughed for the land was still owned by the land owners.

    CU. Headlines of Soviet newspaper at the time. CU. Still picture of Lenin. CU. Flicking through pages of writing by Lenin which exposed the anti-workers policy of the Provisional Government.

    VS. Sketches and stills of the Bolsheviks learning Lenin's words and of Lenin addressing a meeting himself. VS. Flashback of film of Bolshevik meeting. CU. Still photograph of the famous Bolshevik propagandists, Dzerzhinsky (later head of the Cheka), Ordzhonikidze, Kuybishev, Frunze, Shaumyan and Bubnov.

    VS. Propaganda meetings spreading the word of Lenin. (Dupe Neg.)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:19:00 / 01:13:38:00
    UN 4275 B
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    UN 4275 B
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    1960s Military Marches in the Soviet Union
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