• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE SOVIET UNION MASSIVE PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR THE CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION IN WHICH THE SOVIET UNION WAS FOUNDED.

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    THROUGHOUT THE SOVIET UNION MASSIVE PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR THE CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION IN WHICH THE SOVIET UNION WAS FOUNDED.

    EVEN THE REMOTE EXTREMITIES OF THE VAST UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC HUGE CELEBRATIONS ARE PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER THE SEVENTH. OUR FILM, SHOT BY A STAFF JOURNALIST ON TOUR IN THE REMOTE EASTERN REGIONS OF THE SOVIET UNION, SHOWS THE CITIES OF KHABAROVSK, IN THE SOVIET FAR EAST, AND IRKUTSK, ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT CITIES OF SIBERIA.

    KHABAROVSK IS ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE BOARDED WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND INLAND FROM THE SEA OF JAPAN. IT FORMS THE JUNCTION OF THE GREAT TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY, LINKING EUROPE WITH THE FAR EAST. IT STANDS ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER AMUR, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR WATERWAYS.

    IT WAS FIRST DEVELOPED AS A SETTLEMENT IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, AND REMAINED LARGELY AN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY UNTIL 1858, WHEN WORK BEGAN ON BUILDING IT INTO A CITY. TODAY, IT IS THE CENTRE OF HUGE INDUSTRIES AND EDUCATION IN THE FAR EAST, WITH A POPULATION OF SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND.

    IRKUTSK, FOUNDED IN 1652, IS THE CENTRE OF EASTERN SIBERIA'S ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL LIFE. IT STARTED AS A WINNER CAMP FOR COSSACK TROOPS. TODAY IT BOASTS HUGE INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING STEEL, ELECTRICITY GENERATING, MINING, TIMBER AND FUR. MANY OF ITS PRODUCTS ARE EXPORTED. IRKUTSK HAS A POPULATION 400-THOUSAND, AND HAS MANY INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR TECHNICIANS AND SCIENTISTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZH56L8SS9V1HTHPDKI6NFW9L
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZH56L8SS9V1HTHPDKI6NFW9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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