• Short Summary

    More than 2,000 young East Germans are working on the Siberia-West Europe gas pipeline following their special request to be assigned to the project.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crane lifts huge pipe along pipeline construction area in Ivanovo-Frankovsk district in western Soviet Ukraine
    0.04

    2.
    SV Workers welding pipe join (3 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    GV PAN Woman and men workers stand next to pipe
    0.30

    4.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Welder at work on pipe joining section, inspectors view his work, then walk past pipe
    0.47

    5.
    SV Worker using sanding machine on rim of pipe (2 shots)
    1.00

    6.
    SV Workers adjusting clamp over pipe
    1.03

    7.
    GV Flags including East German, fly outside construction site
    1.08

    8.
    CU Sign for construction site hostel for workers
    1.21

    9.
    GV PAN Construction site hostel for workers
    1.21

    10.
    GV East German magazines and newspapers being sold to workers (3 shots)
    1.50

    11.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Workers playing chess
    2.02




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 2,000 young East Germans are working on the Siberia-West Europe gas pipeline following their special request to be assigned to the project. The workers, all members of the Union of the Free German Youth, asked East German President Erich Honecker to send them on a special mission to help in the construction of the project that will carry natural gas from Siberia to parts of Western Europe. More than half of them are working near the town of Bogorodtchani in the Ivanovo-Frankovsk district, where the first two adjoining sections of the linear stretch of the pipeline are being welded and inspected. The East German team will lay piping through 140 kilometres (70 miles) of terrain, passing through the Carpathian Mountains, where a compressor station will be built. The young workers are housed in hostels near the construction site. They have their own medical centre, post office, and they can buy East German newspapers and magazines -- and relax together in the recreation lounge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4KRI7U7LQ1Q6ENV983LQ876ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KRI7U7LQ1Q6ENV983LQ876ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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