Journey into Russia

Journey into Russia

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Location

Year

1968

Date

Length

08min 52sec

Audio

sound

Format

colour

Source

Courtesy

Mrs Lindy Reid

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Description

Film by Archie Reid, showing what life was like in Russia in the 1960s.

Women doing physical labour is a shock to some viewers. The film shows Palace of Peter the Great, the beauty of St Petersburg, later known as Leningrad.

The famous Cathedral of Blood is shown, many old churches and buildings were restored.We see office and factory workers enjoying the beach. We also see more modern buildings like the Exhibition of Economic Achievements and monuments to Russia‚Äôs space programme. 

Notes

Archie Reid was a History teacher and prolific film maker, you can find several of his gems on the Britain on Film map. This material is courtesy of Elizabeth Reid. 

Credits

A film by Archie Reid
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