Water pipelines being constructed across the steppes of Uzbekistan.
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Soviet newsreel item.
Uzbekistan Steppes, Republic of Uzbekistan (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics / USSR)
Aerial shot, convoy of lorries crossing the steppes. MS Camel watching convoy pass carrying irrigation pipes. Various shots, irrigation troughs being dropped into position by crane on the steppes as part of an irrigation programme. CU Man's hands opening sluice gates. MS Workmen bathing in trough. LS Water from the Sir-Darya river flowing down two raised water pipelines that stretch away into the distance. LS Aerial shot over area with combine harvesters working on plains. Commentary says that there will soon be cotton plantations here and fruit orchards.
Note: Date on original record: 10/10/1961. Russian commentary.