WHAT WAS THAT?. (1985)

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Producer Krasnoyarsk studio

Director: Pavlov M.

Script writers: Sorokin

Operators: M. Punans

Composers: Kalashkin

Other authors: A. Sorokin(scenarij). M. Chekalin(muzika).


The film informs about the investigations of the Tungus meteorite mystery.

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The film is dedicated to the history of research of the Tunguska meteorite that fell in the pool Stony Tunguska River in East Siberia, June 30, 1908.

Articles in the journal "Nature and People", newspapers "Siberian Life," "from Krasnoyarsk", "By Region", "Voice of Tomsk" and other periodicals for 1908.

Sunrise and sunset over the taiga.

View of the settlement Vanavara.

The building and grounds Weather.

Evenki in the taiga.

A flash of light in the forest.

Sun through the smoke.

Photos of charred trees.

Tunguska River.


Newsreels of the first expedition led by LA Kulik: sailing boats on the river, people are exploring the taiga.

Types of modern taiga and burnt forest residues.

Nuclear explosion.

Ruins of

Hiroshima (Japan).

City of Moscow.

Street, a monument to Yuri Gagarin, the building of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Scientists are studying the soil from the crash site, watching appliances.

Helicopter takes off, the pilot at the controls of a helicopter sits in the forest, scientists have come out of it.

Camping wintering expedition LA Kulik with plaque.

Members of the expedition visiting the forest, swamp, work with devices going around the campfire.

Headlines modern newspapers with articles about the Tunguska meteorite.

Interior view of the pavilion "Cosmos" at ENEA. Cartoon: flying comet.

Key words

meteorite Landscapes. Air transport. USSR Academy of Sciences. Astronomy and Space. Print. Exhibitions. City. Rural settlements. World War II. Anomalous phenomena. Nuclear physics.