RUSSIAN SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES Various views of male and female students in the Soviet Union of the 1950s attending grammar school through college. Both wealthy and poor schools are presented. Students take notes as teachers lecture and a group of college kids enter a university building.
SOVIET CLASSROOM Russian boys attend a Communist school. All of the children wear dark military uniforms. One boy rises and marches to the front of the class, stands at attention, completes a math problem on a blackboard and returns to his chair as other boys watch from their seats.
SOLDIERS REMOVE CZARIST SYMBOLS Bolshevik soldiers remove stone decorations and statues that represented the former Czarist dynasty. Other soldiers march frenetically through the streets with rifles in hand, many looking directly at the camera.
VLADIMIR LENIN GIVES SPEECH The first Russian communist leader, Vladimir Lenin, stands in front of a large crowd in Red Square, delivering a speech. The camera pans across the crowd as some wave banners in the air.
RUSSIAN WINTER Russians trudge through bitter cold and frozen, snow covered ground during a brutal winter in the Soviet Union. Snow blankets an array of empty landscapes and town scenes. Closeups of townsfolk reveal their intense plight and poverty.
RUSSIANS FIGHT NAZIS IN GERMANY Russian troops battle Nazis in Germany as they push towards Berlin. A convoy of tanks travels down a road, Russian military commanders confer, shells are fired from many mortar guns, armed Cossacks gallop down a road, shells explode rural and urban targets, soldiers fire automatic machine guns, buildings are leveled to rubble, a soldier running through the street is killed by a sniper, a machine gunner kills a sniper perched in a window, roads are littered with the corpses of Nazi soldiers, one corpse has a dagger sticking out of its chest.
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