• Short Summary

    In Moscow Feb 8 Visnews filmed a crowd of children amusing themselves in the Russian capital's largest recreation ground, Gorki Park, while nearby the "Walruses" - members of a winter swimming club - are taking a cold plunge into the waters of the frozen Moskva.

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    In Moscow Feb 8 Visnews filmed a crowd of children amusing themselves in the Russian capital's largest recreation ground, Gorki Park, while nearby the "Walruses" - members of a winter swimming club - are taking a cold plunge into the waters of the frozen Moskva.

    In the grounds of Gorki Park, covering an area of more than 270 acres, a host of Moscow children enjoy the many facilities. In winter most of the park is flooded and skating becomes one of the children's favourite pastimes. To the tunes of a brass band they swing, sway and circle on the gleaming ice rink.

    Down at the river the Walruses are holding their annual mid-winter swim - a cool affair which they say keeps the doctor away and enables you to reach the age of 100. Whether the second promise hold true or not remains to be seen since the oldest of the stalwart plungers is only 63.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX02QJCRJN1E0ARW7D36F9W2N
    Media URN:
    VLVAX02QJCRJN1E0ARW7D36F9W2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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