• Short Summary

    Millions of people in the Soviet Union contributed a day's unpaid labour on saturday (April 19), expecting to earn at least 200 million roubles (125 million sterling) for the national economy.

    "Red Saturday", as it is called, marks the birthday of state founder Lenin.

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    Millions of people in the Soviet Union contributed a day's unpaid labour on saturday (April 19), expecting to earn at least 200 million roubles (125 million sterling) for the national economy.

    "Red Saturday", as it is called, marks the birthday of state founder Lenin. The tradition dates back to the early days of the 1917 revolution, when Moscow communists repaired locomotives, then in short supply, in their spare time and free of charge.

    In Moscow last Saturday, an estimated six million people -- practically the entire working population -- rolled up their sleeves and went to work. These not doing their normal jobs set about house repairs, planting trees, and clearing up garbage.

    Projects to be financed in this way this year include a national cardiological centre, a palace of youth, and medical research centres.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IZVO64Z4BWRF4AJ1JPQNMUBE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IZVO64Z4BWRF4AJ1JPQNMUBE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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