SOVIET UNION FASHION SHOW Wealthy Russians watch a fashion show. The clothing adorning the models is very Western in design, demonstrating communist era attempts to keep up with its Western neighbors in more than just industrial pursuits.
RUSSIAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT An overview of the housing situation in Moscow under Soviet Communist control. Cranes are employed in the construction of new high rise apartments, as views of decrepit cramped apartments and old homes are also seen.
COMMUNIST PARTY POLITBURO The Soviet Politburo meets in support of the Communist party. Various closeup shots of members listening intently. Nikita Khrushchev stands at a podium at the end of the sequence.
RUSSIANS IN LIBRARY - WITH ICONS Russian people, mostly young adults, study books in a library. Superimposed over these images are pictures of famous Russian authors: Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky and Boris Pasternak (along with a picture of his book "Doctor Zhivago").
MOSCOW VIEWS WITH SUPERIMPOSED LEADERS A wide pan across downtown Moscow is adorned with superimposed images of key leaders and thinkers in communist ideology - starting with Karl Marx and progressing to Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
RUSSIAN COMPOSERS SUPERIMPOSED Multiple angles of a performing Russian orchestra feature superimposed images of Russia's most famous classical composers: Nikolai Andreevich Rimskii-Korsakov, Modest Petrovich Musorgskii, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Dmitrii Shostakovich and Sergey Prokofiev.
RUSSIAN ETHNIC GROUPS Various portraits and group shots of the varied ethnic groups inhabiting the USSR. Their expressions vary, as some people appear upbeat and content, while the faces of others reveal the burden of tremendous economic hardships.
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