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Lenin’s Funeral

Reel Number: 220677-20

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1924

Country: Russia,USSR

Location: Moscow

TC Begins: 11:56:23

TC Ends: 12:01:02

Duration: 00:04:39

Lenin’s Funeral Brief shot Lenin’s body carried out of house on stretcher by Party officials inc. young Stalin & Molotov - crowd wrapped up against cold. Lenin’s coffin arrives by train - escorted by Soldiers, members of Central Committee CPSU w/ Kalinin in the front and Stalin at the back, carry Lenin’s coffin through wintery streets filled w/ people. Bukharin 11:57:02 Delegation carry Lenin’s coffin up the staircase w/ Kalinin in front and squeeze through crowds of people. Man decorates podium w/ flowers, people gathering all around it. 11:57:36 Shot of big banner - rough trans. “Lenin has died, but left behind his communist party, so let’s surround it tighter with our lines”. High angle of funeral hall, group of people pay their respects. Vars shots of hall, Lenin's coffin from different angles. 11:57:54 CU Stalin. CPSU members w/ Kalinin & Stalin in fur coat next to the coffin. 11:58:15 Lenin's family at coffin w/ wife Nadezhda Krupskaya & sister Anna Ulyanova. CU of Lenin’s body. 11:58:34 Crowds of mourners enter hall. 11:58:45 Shots from 2 angles - men closing Lenin's coffin, secure the lid w/ rope. CPSU members w/ Stalin take their places & carry coffin past soldiers & through corridor filled w/ mourners. 11:59:52 Delegation carry coffin out of Soviet Union house on to street, past soldiers, playing orchestra, big crowds follow the coffin, shot of clock tower. CPSU member carry coffin, very cold winter day - people’s breath visible. Kremlin clock tower at 4pm. 12:00:50 Top shot - Coffin carried in to mausoleum. Russia / USSR. Communist Party.

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