Good scenes of democracy as practised in the Soviet Union.
Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown
Title reads: "Elections To The Supreme Soviets Of The Union Republics".
Introductory intertitle reads: "The highest organ of State Power of a Union Republic is the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic (Constitution of the USSR, Article 57)". "Elections to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR have been held in 1937; Elections to the Supreme Soviets of Union Republics are being held in 1938". "A broad popularization of the electoral legislation even in the most outlying districts all over the vast Soviet Union preceded these elections".
Views in Soviet Republic in Asian Soviet republic, people in traditional costume learn about forthcoming elections. A woman makes a speech.
Intertitle reads: "Women are accorded equal rights with men to elect and be elected." Various shots of people listening in interest. A man reads out information to people of his village, they listen.
Intertitle reads: "Condidates (sic) for deputy are proposed and discussed on huge election meetings and rallies." Man addresses election meeting. CU of men and women listening. CU man speaking. Hands are raised as a vote is taken. Election campaigning scenes from European republic.
Intertitle reads: "The best people candidates of the bloc of the Communists and the Non-Party people have been proposed ... For Deputy." "The Scientist Sobolev." CU Sobolev at desk. Shot of complex formulae on blackboard. He works on solution. "The Milkmaid Nartova". A woman milks a cow. More election scenes. "The Stakhanovite Turner Fiodorova". Shots of Comrade Fiodorova in factory. "The Eldest Physician of the Metropolis Kireyev." Doctor talks to patient in hospital. Students look on. "The electors are greeting their candidates warmly and cheerfully." Election scenes, a large crowd listen to speeches.
N.B. Dupe Neg in UN 51 V.