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    The 30th anniversary of the Polish People's Republic is currently being celebrated in most Socialist countries, and in the Soviet Union the jubilee is being marked with an exhibition of Poland's industrial wealth.

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    The 30th anniversary of the Polish People's Republic is currently being celebrated in most Socialist countries, and in the Soviet Union the jubilee is being marked with an exhibition of Poland's industrial wealth.

    The exhibition - "thirty Years of Industrial Poland" - opened in Moscow on Wednesday (17 July). The display covers 322,00 square feet (30,000 square metres) of floor space and includes more than seven thousand individual items - most of them illustrating Poland's heavy industrial development.

    Thirty years ago, Poland was one of the most backward countries in Europe. Now its industrial growth is one of the ten fastest in the world. Sixty per cent of Poland's population now earn their living in non-agricultural industries.

    Poland's main exports are from the electronic, vehicle, aviation and ship building industries - and most of these are represented at the jubilee exhibition.

    The aviation industry has developed greatly in recent years, and now Poland is the fourth largest producer of helicopters, behind the Soviet Union, the Untied State sand France. The exhibition includes models of jet-engined aircraft, being developed for both the transport services and agricultural work.

    The sophistication of Polish industry is illustrated by the wide variety of computers on show, including the "Orda", developed in cooperation with other European and Socialist countries. There is even a stripped-down nuclear reactor on display.

    One entire floor of the central pavilion in the huge Economics Achievement Exhibition Centre is given over to Poland's more domestic wares. There are displays of modern fabrics, furniture, clothing and shoes. Many of these products have been combined in simulated apartment rooms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5A9U9ZWM7L955ZH3SFWCJ0H44
    Media URN:
    VLVA5A9U9ZWM7L955ZH3SFWCJ0H44
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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