• Short Summary

    Images of Soviet Union in colour - good footage.

  • Description

    This material is shot in colour.

    Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Title 'Around the Soviet Union' in various languages appears on screen.

    Various shots of the fields, farms and villages around Estonian countryside. Various shots of the people working at Estonian collective farm. Woman operates mechanical milking machine, people working on fields, man operating tractor on field. Various shots of the tractor operator going to visit the farm architect who is designing his home. They sit in the architect's room to discuss the plans. Several shots of finished houses. Various shots of the architect showing the plans for modernisation of the farm and its surroundings to a group of the farm managers. Crane at work. Various shots around the modernised farm environment showing modern cafes, shops, club with cinema and theatre inside, etc. Girl in traditional costume combs her hair in front of a mirror. Two women in traditional costume sitting in living room chatting and the third (the one who was getting ready) joins them. Girls leave home and go to field, pick flowers, make garlands and throw them into river. This is the old custom - girls have to throw flowers into river the night before John the Baptist holiday. It is believed that the garlands will sail to the beloved. Another traditional celebration - man lights large bonfire in the woods with crowd gathered around. He is on horseback. People dance, sing and have fun around the fire. Two boys fishing on bank of the river Volga. Modern passenger boat speeds across the river. Various shots of the boy cadets on training voyage down the river. They are supervised but do many duties around the ship. They are also seen at play, at dinner, etc. Good close up shots of the boys. Several evening shots with boys asleep. Various shots of a composer Revaz Lagidze seated at piano in his home in Tbilisi, Georgia. Several shots around the town showing the composer at the bank looking at the river, smoking. His song called 'Poem for Tbilisi' is played as the images of the town are seen - lovely footage of town, day and night shots.

    (Colour Print.)

    Russian voiceover.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:11:00 / 01:27:20:00
    UN 4290 A

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