Nordic skiing and shooting competitions in the Soviet Union.
Unused / unissued material -
Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union, USSR. Nordic skiing and shooting competitions - the biathlon.
GV Athletes marching. CU Girl hoisting flag. MS Flag. CU Skier No.8 holding skis in his hand, he turns away and walks toward starting line. LS Skiers lining up at starting line. LS Skier No 21 starting off. CU Skier No.31 starting. CU Skier No.32, Viktor Bulskov starting. CU Map, lighting up to show skiers route. LS Skiers moving across country. CU Judges. GV Skier moving through country, with rifles on his back. Two shots of skiers, arriving at rifle range. GV Rifle targets. LS Competitor arriving at rifle range. CU Competitor No 31, Vladimir Melanin preparing his rifle. Two CU's of him firing. CU Bullet holes in target. LS Another skier arriving. LS No. 31 placing rifle on his back and skiing off. CU's Another competitor firing. CU Judge looking at bullet holes in target. Two LS's competitors skiing through countryside. Travelling shot behind competitor showing him skiing through countryside. CU people applauding. SV skier crossing winning line. CU couple applauding. CU of winner - Vladimir Melanin. MS of first, second and third competitors.
(Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 13/05/1959.