Be useful to mankind! (1983)

Documentary №39576, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:41
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:V.Volyanskaya, L.Rimarenko
Camera operators:Putintsev
Sound mixer:Zatulovskij E.


A film about the prominent scientist and academician A. Fersman.

Reel №1

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Park of a sanatorium near Moscow.

Evening, the sanatorium building, the test lights up in the windows.

Children look out the window.

The screen, the audience is sitting in the hall, the inscription on the screen is "Alexander Evgenievich Fersman 1883-1945".

Photo of Fersman.

Frames with different stones, minerals, gems, etc.

Ural landscape, panorama of the field, forest, mountains in the distance.

The wooden house of Fersman, a memorial plaque hangs on the wall.

View of Fersman's house.

Panorama of the lake, mountains.

Country road, forest.

Lake shore - removed from the passage.

Photo of Academician Vernadsky.

Photos - Fersman on a cart with a horse, riding a horse, near an airplane, etc.

Photos of various expeditions - in the Caucasus, in the North, in the mountains.

A drawing, a friendly cartoon - a Fersman with a backpack and other members of the expedition.

Mountain view, glacier.

Photos - a member of the expedition in the mountains, crossing a mountain river.

The river, the rocks, the mountains are visible in the distance.

Mountain gorge, snow.

Footprints in the snow.

Trees in the mountains.

Mountain view, fog.

Group photo of Fersman and members of the expedition in the mountains.

Large - drops fall.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

A dry tree in the mountains.

Swampy terrain, dry fallen trees, a trail.

Photo of Fersman.

Different photos from the expeditions, the wagon-the heatwave.

Photo of Fersman against the background of the view from the train window.

Desert, there is a caravan of camels.

Chronicle of 1920-1930 - desert, camels are coming.

Photo of Fersman in the desert.

Camel riders.

Photo of the desert in Karakum.

Coarse - yellow sulfur minerals.

Chronicle of 1920-1930 - Karakums, Turkmens dig a ditch, work in a quarry, transportation of goods on camels, etc.

Photo of Fersman with a colleague.

An article about Fersman in the newspaper, a cartoon.

Photos-portraits of Fersman, a cartoon with a camel.

Chronicle of 1920-1930 - Turkmenistan, a stone house is being built.

Photos of Fersman.

Swampy terrain, trail, forest, fallen trees.


Mountain view.

Explosions in the mountains.

Photo of Fersman with a colleague in the mountains.

Tundra, panorama of the northern landscape.

Group photo of the Fersman expedition.

View of the city.

Key words

Minerals, crystals, gems, stones, expedition, mountains, desert, camels


Fersman Vernadsky Gorky

Calendar: 1920-1930

Locations: Khibiny

Seasons: Summer [824] Winter [823]

Reel №2

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City street, a sign on the house - "ul.

Fersman 5".

Monument to Fersman in the city of Apatity.

Photos with Fersman.

Drawing - Fersman with Kirov SM in the office.

Photo of Kirov.

Rock explosions.

Large - the bucket of the excavator rakes rock, Dump trucks go along the road from the quarry.

The combine at the deposit - buildings, railway tracks, freight trains are standing and going.

A large memorial plaque dedicated to Fersman.

Drawings - expedition, winter, people on a sleigh.

Mountain station of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Khibiny.

Photos - Fersman with young people.

Chronicle of the 1930s-1940s - Fersman makes a report (without sound).

Photo - Fersman with young people.

Mountain station of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Khibiny.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

Khibiny - panorama of the forest, mountains.

Group photos from expeditions.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

Mountain station of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Khibiny.

Different shots with gems, minerals.

Shots with diamonds.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

Photos of Maxim Gorky.

Photos from expeditions to search for deposits.

Photo of Fersman against the background of views from the train window.

Different photos with Fersman - on expeditions, with colleagues, etc.

Children look out the window of the sanatorium.

Different shots with the faces of children.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

A fragment of an article from a newspaper dated November 8, 1943 - Fersman is awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

Photo-portrait of Fersman with the order.

A large-name medal from the Geological Society of London.


Monument, memorial.


Photo of Fersman.

Military chronicle 1941-1943 - Moscow, loudspeakers on poles, anti-aircraft gun on the roof, anti-aircraft and rocket launchers are firing, Red Square.

Photo Vernadsky V. I. Chronicle 1941-1943 - people on the streets of the city, shop windows are filled with bags.

Photo of Vernadsky V. I. Victory Day, fireworks, view from Red Square.

The obituary in the newspaper is about Vernadsky's death.

Park alley, autumn, leaves are falling.

The building of the sanatorium, evening.

The sea, seagulls over the water.

Wave, pebble beach.

Fersman's children's photo.

Wave, pebble beach.

Seagulls over the sea.

Sea, storm, waves.

Photo - Fersman on the bench.

Sea, waves.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

Wave, pebble beach.

Group photo from the expedition.

Different photos of Fersman with colleagues, scientists, workers at the mines.

Photo-portrait of Fersman.

Sea, waves.

Key words

Deposit, minerals, gems, diamonds, expeditions, WWII chronicle, sea


Fersman A. E. - rossijskij i sovetskij uchenij-mineralog, kristallograf, geohimik, professor, akademik RAN

Calendar: 1930-1940 1941-1943

Locations: Apatites Khibiny Moscow [820]

Seasons: Spring [825] Autumn [826]

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