• Short Summary

    Celebrations of 35th anniversary of October Revolution & end of rationing in Moscow.

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    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR, Russian Federation).

    Russian title reads 'Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Great October'.

    Moscow. Several shots of illuminated Bolshoi Theatre at night. Various shots of the people seated in Bolshoi Theatre for the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the October Revolution. Russian leaders arriving, crowd applauding. Long shot of the line of leaders - Joseph Visarionovich Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikolai Bulganin, Vyacheslav Molotov, etc. Mikhail Yasnov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Moscow Soviet speaking - he is opening the meeting, crowd applauding. Another speaker, Mikhail Karvukin speaking - natural sound, in Russian with English translation. He is talking about 35 years from the revolution, radical change of society, era of communism, promoting of the world peace. He ends with several slogans to country, party and the leader.

    Title in Russian reads 'Demonstration of the People of Moscow'. Various shots of the the mass parade of people of Moscow through Red Square during celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the October Revolution. People are seen carrying large picture of Stalin, waving flags, banners, socialist slogans, smaller pictures of Engels, Lenin, Marx etc. Crowd cheering and waving to their leaders. Mass crowd waving to the people parading. Foreign delegates watching the parade. More long and closer shots of the parade. Stalin and several other leaders waving from the Lenin's mausoleum. More shots of the crowd parading. Item abruptly ends to show close up shot of Stalin with American President Harry Truman - sound disappears. Close up shot of Stalin. Several shots of a large room with delegates and press taking photographs. Various shots of Stalin, President Truman and Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill posing before taking place at round table. Cut back to the Moscow parade. More shots of the crowd parading and leaders waving. Good close up shot of Stalin waving. GV. Red Square packed with people.

    Title reads 'Daily News - In interest of the workers, in interest of the Motherland - Monetary reform and change of rationing system'.

    Moscow, 1947. Various shots of the streets of Moscow at evening. People walking around, street car moving past, street lights working. Various shots of the people listening to the radio, some good close up shots of the people's faces, it seems that they are listening from public speakers. Crowd applauding. Several close up shots of front page of 'Pravda' newspaper announcing monetary reform and end of rationing. Several close up shots of the new Rubble notes. Good close up shots of front and back of the new 100 Rubble note showing portrait of Lenin on front and Kremlin on back. Workers in factory applauding, most women. Several close up shot of the workers listening factory leaders talking and the speakers addressing the workers. More shots of the workers applauding after speeches. Various shots of the people working in the shoe making factory. Various shots of the workers in bakery, bread making, placing in individual trays on conveyor belt, putting trays in the over, taking finished bread out, sorting it and getting ready for distribution. Various shots of the workers making various pastries. Workers taking sign off building - rations . Close up shot of a chart showing ration allowances hanged at public space. Several shots of the people looking at chart with smiles. Man takes the chart off. People cheer. Various shots of the full shop ready for the first day trading without ration books. Various shots of products on shells of various shops - bread, meat, sausages, dry goods, cans, butter, cheese, fruit, vegetables, chocolates, cakes, fabrics, clothes, footwear, stockings, etc. Various shots of a large Moscow store packed with people buying clothes, food, etc. More shots of the people buying household goods, pans, pots, watches, clocks, toys, etc.

    Cataloguer's note - Great footage of Russian goods and shops in the second part of the item.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:24:06:00 / 01:38:42:00

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