• Short Summary

    Athletes from across the USSR put on a spectacular display in a Moscow stadium.

  • Description

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    GV. Pan across the inside of the Lenin Central Stadium, Moscow. SV. Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Bulganin and Soviet Communist Party Leader Nikita Khruschev watching the proceedings, Georgi Malenkov, Soviet Commissar for Power Stations is also seen. GV. Formation of young children in the centre of the arena swirling ribbons about. Each child has a ribbon. SV. Children dancing as they swirl the ribbons about. GV. Same youngsters after standing on one leg proceed to wave ribbons about. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Lines of youngsters holding hoops with their backs towards camera. In the background, athletes forming pyramids balancing each other on their hands. GV. A huge ring of athletes with hoops making a movement that rather looks like a caterpillar moving along while in the centre of them the others are dancing. SV. Massed crowd. GV. & SV. The arena with athletes in lines making what looks like ripple movements along line as they move their bodies in turn. GV. Crowd. GV. Athletes, all in the arena forming oblong. They holding up boards which forms a star. GV. Side view, the athletes as they hold up boards to form a star.

    (F.G.) (Orig.D.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:18:00 / 01:04:15:00

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