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This Is Russia!

1957
1h 7m
Documentary
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Cast

Carey Wilson (Narrator)

Director

Sid Feder

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Synopsis

Documentary footage of late 1950s Russia covers such cities and towns as Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Yalta, the Black Sea, Kharkov, Sochi, Sukumi, Gori, Bukhara, Samarkand, Frunzo and Siberia. In Tbilisi, Georgia, cameras capture what the narrator describes as a fight between police and students. Daily Soviet life is represented, from women performing heavy labor to a state-sponsored fashion show. The film also makes note of the Sputnik spaceship launches, depicting Russian university students as future scientists. Scenes include children playing in a park, sailboats cruising the Ukraine, crude shanty towns, a trip through a government-owned grocery store and the cathedrals of pre-Soviet Russia.

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