Events prior to Revolution - short film made for 50th anniversary of the October Revolution.
Russia (Russian Empire).
Russian title '50 Years Back - June 1917'.
GV. Panning shot of a large crowd gathered in a square just prior to October Revolution in 1917. CU. Still shot of banner announcing the First All Russian Congress of Soviet Workers. Various shots of the still photographs during the first meeting on the 3rd June 1917 in Petrograd (Leningrad, St Petersburg). Menshevik minister Cereteli at the time when he stated 'There is no party in Russia that can take over the power.' Sketch of Lenin waving arm and his reply 'There is such a party'. CU. Still photograph of Lenin. CU. Page from Lenin's programme on the development of the revolution. Various shots of film of demonstration by workers, soldiers and people in Petrograd (Leningrad, St Petersburg) waving Bolshevik slogans. Crowds being told by speakers of the demands that all the power should go to the Soviets. CU. Still photographs of Bolshevik committee members: Podvoisky, Kedrov, Kirilenko, Nevsky and Mehanoshin. CU. Newspapers headlines published by the Bolsheviks. CU. Sketch of Lenin at his desk. Close up shots of the pages of book which Lenin wrote in June, containing 60 articles in which he disclosed the Imperialistic nature of the Provisional Government, also the treachery of the Mensheviks. GV. Crowds.
(Comb. Dupe Neg.)
Cataloguer's note - This is a short newsreel item made in 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution and the footage used in 1917 material. Russian voiceover.