Fulfilling Lenin’s Behests R5 of 5
INT meeting of foreign scientists discussing Soviet nuclear power programme - miniature flags inc. Britain & USSR visible on table - man points to diagram on wall & scientists stand around scale model of plant. B/W stills montage: Lenin w/ HG Wells; atomic & hydropower plants; scientists & workers; VO “Soviet people say ‘Let the atom be a worker and not a soldier’”.
02:44:05 Portraits depicting Lenin’s quest for peace. Scenic shots of Leningrad St. Petersburg in Summer - street scenes showing pedestrians, tourists, women in colourful print dresses; cutaways to b/w stills of WWII bombardment of city & devastation. WWII stockshots of battleships firing, fighter planes in flight, tanks advancing across icy plains; victory celebrations in Leningrad staged?.
02:47:32 Biskayorovska Cemetery where 632,000 “defenders” of city buried - Eternal Flame - visitors w/ flowers walk thru - statues & murals - CUs people reading inscription on memorial wall, man crying. Good faces. Leningrad street scenes & daily life. INT workers in factory.
02:50:25 High shots across parade in Red Square - huge crowds w/ many Soviet flags, red banners & Lenin portraits - recording of Lenin speech played - father carrying little girl dressed in red on shoulders - Brezhnev et al waving from top of mausoleum. End titles.
Russia / USSR; Travelogues; Heavy Industry; Communism; Sustainable Resources / Energy; Nuclear Fuel;