Item 2008.005.02.001 - Lenin: documenty, fakty, vospominaniya = Lenin: documents, facts, recollections [moving image]

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Lenin: documenty, fakty, vospominaniya = Lenin: documents, facts, recollections [moving image]

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  • Moving images

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Lenin: documenty, fakty, vospominaniya

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Produced by the Central Studio of Documentary films, Moscow.

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  • 1969 (Creation)
    Kristy, L.

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6 film reels (50 min.) : release print, b&w ; 35mm

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The film is constructed as a montage of documentary photographs and film clips, taken during and after V. I. Lenin's life. There is footage of the memorable places where Lenin lived and worked, as well as significant places associated with Lenin after his death, including the Mausoleum and archives of the Marxism-Leninism University. The film includes personal accounts of people close to Lenin, including Anatoly Vasilyevich Lunacharsky, Maxim Gorki, Gleb Krijanovski, sculptor Aronson, Mayakovski, John Reed, Sergey Esenin, Nadezda Krupskaya, Bertram Russell and more recollections of Lenin's colleagues. The film also briefly displays footage of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's visit to the USSR in the 1930s. The Brest-Litovsk agreement and the Civil War situation in Russia are mentioned. The film concludes with praise of Lenin's importance to every person in the vast Soviet Union.

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Fair. The films are beginning to show signs of vinegar syndrome.

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Original film is housed in the Russian State Film & Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk, accession # 24996

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Available on HD/D5 tape, Digital Betacam, external harddrive in .mov format and DVD.

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Original films are not available for viewing. Digital copies may be viewed onsite in Special Collections. English transcripts of the films are available.

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Copyright is held by Russian central studio of documentary films, Moscow

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Part 1, Reel 13 of 17; Part 2, Reel 14 of 17; Part 3, Reel 9 of 17; Part 4; Reel 4 of 17; Part 5, Reel 5 of 17; Part 6, Reel 6 of 17
Directed by L. Kristy

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