Moscow celebrated the forty-first anniversary of the October Revolution, November 7, (the date falls in November because of a calendar change which followed the revolution), with a military march past, displays of gymnastics, demonstrations by citizens and speeches by political leaders.
T.G.V. PAN OVERLOOKING THE KREMLIN.
L.T.V. PARADE IN THE SQUARE.
L.V. TROOPS STANDING BENEATH PICTURE OF LENEN.
S.V. PAN SPECTATORS.
L.V. SOVIET LEADERS AND GUESTS STANDING ON BALCONY.
C.U. MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION RODION MALINOVSKY, DELIVERING A SPEECH.
S.T.V TROOPS MARCH PAST.
C.U. INDIAN SPECTATOR.
S.T.V. PAN MARCH PAST CONTINUES.
L.V. MOTOR VEHICLES PASS IN REVUE.
S.V. TANKS PASS IN REVUE.
S.C.U. MR. KRUSCHEV AND MR. GROMULKA.
S.V. PAN ROCKET FIRING BATTERIES PASSING.
L.V. TROOP CARRIERS BULLING LIGHT GUNS PASSING.
L.V. A PEACE "FLOAT" PASSING.
S.V. PHYSICAL CULTURISTS AND ATHLETES PASSING.
L.T.V. ZOOM A LARGE BALLOON SURROUNDED BY ATHLETES.
L.V. RELEASING THE LARGE BALLOON.
G.V. THE BALLOON SURROUNDED BY SMALLER BALLOONS.
L.V. CHILDREN RUSHING TOWARD V.I.P. BALCONY WITH BOUQUETS.
S.V. FOREIGN VISITORS APPLAUDING.
S.L.V. CHILDREN PRESENTING BOUQUETS TO MR. KRUSCHEV AND MR. GROMULKA.
T.G.V. PAN UP THE PROCESSION CONTINUING.
S.T.V. THE MUSCAVITES JOIN IN THE PROCESSION CARRYING BANNERS ETC.
S.C.U. THE CROWD MARCH BY WITH PICTURE OF LENIN AND A MODEL ROCKET
S.C.U. FOREIGN VISITOR IN THE PROCESSION.
C.U. MR. KRUSCHEV WAVING.
S.C.U. MUSCAVITES WAVING.
L.V. CROWD CARRYING MODEL DOVES ETC.
L.V. WAVING FROM THE V.I.P. BALCONY.
S.C.U. MEMBERS OF THE PROCESSION WAVING.
T.G.V. PART OF THE PROCESSION MASSED ON THE SQUARE.
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Background: Moscow celebrated the forty-first anniversary of the October Revolution, November 7, (the date falls in November because of a calendar change which followed the revolution), with a military march past, displays of gymnastics, demonstrations by citizens and speeches by political leaders.
The military parade, lasting only eight minutes was one of the shortest in recent years - no new military equipment was seen in the column of tanks and artillery.
But "Peace" placards were prominently displayed during the demonstrations.
Speaking from the reviewing balcony of the Lenin-Stalin tomb, Defence Minister, Marshal Malinovsky, said that the world camp of socialism was invincible - but that the Soviet Union also stood for peace.
Calling on the troops to increase their vigilance, the Marshal said that because of "open military adventures" and provocations by the Western Powers, "we are taking all the steps necessary to strengthen the defence power of our country and to equip our army, navy and air force with first-class modern military technology and weapons."
The Soviet Army now had everything at its disposal to "deal a crushing retaliatory blow to any aggressor."
Mr. Khruschev was in a central position on the Lenin-Stalin tomb. By his side was Polish leader, Gomulka.