• Short Summary

    NOVEMBER 8TH, 1967, IS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD'S FIRST COMMUNIST STATE.

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    NOVEMBER 8TH, 1967, IS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD'S FIRST COMMUNIST STATE.

    THIS FILM IS THE FIRST OF TWO BEING ISSUED BY VISNEWS TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION. IT DEALS WITH THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION, THE REVOLUTION ITSELF, AND THE YEARS THAT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED IT. A SECOND FILM WILL COVER THE HIGHLIGHTS OF FIFTY YEARS OF COMMUNISM IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE FILM OPENS WITH A PORTRAIT OF LENIN, THE MASTERMIND OF THE REVOLUTION. IT THEM SHOWS THE CORONATION OF THE LAST OF THE RUSSIAN TSARS, NICHOLAS II IN 1896, AND POINTS THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE STYLE OF LIFE OF THE COURT AND ARISTOCRACY AND THE BULK OF RUSSIAN PEOPLE.

    REVOLUTIONARY FEELINGS, WHICH HAD BEEN SIMMERING FOR MANY YEARS, WAS INTENSIFIED BY THE MISERIES BROUGHT ON THE PEOPLE BY THE FIRST WORLD WAR TWO BY DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR AND THE OR??? LOSSES IT PRODUCED. IN MARCH 1917, THE TSAR WAS OVERTHROWN AND A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF LIBERALS AND MODERATE REVOLUTIONARIES SET UP INSTEAD. BUT IT SURVIVED ONLY EIGHT MONTHS. IN APRIL, LENIN RETURNED FROM EXILE IN SWITZERLAND AND LOOK CONTROL OF THE MOVEMENT WHICH WAS TO BRING THE BOLSHEVIK PARTY TO POWER IN NOVEMBER.

    AFTER TRACING THE EVENING, FILM SHOWS OF THE CONDITIONS PREVAILING IN THE YEARS IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. THE FOUNDATION OF THE RED ARMY. THE CIVIL WAR AGAINST THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY FORCES, BACKED BY FOREIGN INTERVENTION. THE GREAT FAMINE OF 1921 AND THE FOREIGN RELIEF AND THE START OF LENIN'S NEW ECONOMIC POLICY.

    PLACE-NAMES ARE GIVEN AS AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT SHOWN. HENCE PETROGRAD, WHICH WAS NOT RENAMED LENINGRAD UNTIL AFTER LENIN'S DEATH IN 1924. TSARITSIN, LATER STALINGRAD, IS NOW RENAMED VOLGOGRAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2G9QMHT7KDBZF0PPF0WX58UY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G9QMHT7KDBZF0PPF0WX58UY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:11:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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