Circle of Life (1976)

Documentary №40078, 5 parts, duration: 0:49:12
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:N.Gail, R.Meschekryagin
Text authors:B.Semenov


We cannot help changing our environment, but modern technologies, if reasonably used, are biosphere-friendly.

Reel №1

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Rodin's thinker in a gas mask.

Caricatures of environmental pollution in modern cities.

Articles in newspapers about the threat of an environmental disaster.

The scientist's office: a desk, shelves with books.

Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.

Panorama of the shelves with books.

Portrait of Shakespeare.

Panorama of the birch grove.

Laboratory of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology.


Tadpoles in the aquarium.

Little frogs.

A storm at sea.

Chronicle: dead fish in the water and on the shore.

Cherry blossom.

Academician S. Schwartz(synchronously).

Pan-panorama of the industrial zone.

Zaporozhye sanitary and epidemiological station.

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Locations: Sverdlovsk [876] Ukraine [229]



Reel №2

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A woman records the readings of the devices.

Zaporozhye titanium-magnesium plant.

The plant's workshop.

Photos of workers in gas masks.

Modern workshops of the plant.

Bags of fertilizers made from spent electrolyte.

The hall of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses.

Panorama of the faces of the delegates of the XXV Congress of the CPSU.

On the podium L. I. Brezhnev.

On the podium, A. N. Kosygin.

Industrial zone.

Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant.

Loading pellets into the oven.

Spongy iron.

A blooming meadow on the river bank.

Landfill (photo).

Waste heaps.

A motor boat rushes along the water surface.

Ecologists on the bank of the Khadyt River.

The scientist rings the bird.

Mosquitoes in the tundra.

Mosquito larvae.


Brezhnev L.I. - politicheskij deyatelj,Generaljnij sekretarj CK KPSS Kosigin A.N. -politicheskij deyatelj, Predsedatelj Soveta ministrov SSSR

Locations: Ukraine [229] Bashkiria [883] Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug [819]


Zaporozhye Beloretsk

Reel №3

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Blooming roses.

Salar aeration station.

Sewage treatment plants.

Loading the sediment into the car.


Picking strawberries in the field.

Converter slags of Tagil.

Processing of slag at the Tula plant.

Tula ferrovanadium.

Chirchik Plant of refractory and heat-resistant metals.

Chronicle: industrial effluents pour into the canal.

A dying fish.

Kayaker on the river.

Chirchik Chemical Plant.

A volcanic eruption.

The Earth in ancient geological periods (drawings).

Sunflower field.

Forest landings taken from a helicopter.

Chlorella under the microscope.

Pilot plant for breeding chlorella.

Cows at the feeders.

Locations: Uzbekistan [236] Tula region [808]


Salar aeration station

Reel №4

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Shop for breeding chlorella.

Treatment facilities of the Otradninsky sugar factory.

Industrial furnaces.

Hydroelectric dam.

The engine room of the hydroelectric power station.

Birch grove.

The caterpillar eats the leaf.


The chicks are in the nest.

The bird feeds the chicks.

A bird of prey eats its prey.

A solar-powered engine.

A solar installation that melts metal.

The plane is flying over the desert.

A solar installation that desalinates water.

A flock of sheep.

The helicopter flies over the Kalmyk steppes.

A flock of sheep in the steppe.


Cows at the watering hole.

Locations: Krasnodar region [761] Orel region [795] Republic of Kalmykia [744]

Reel №5

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Testing of an experimental wind turbine.

Chronicle: the exhaust pipe of the car, the driver in a respirator.

Heavy traffic on the road.

The TOKAMAK test facility.

A desk littered with books and magazines.

Environmental articles in newspapers.

A field of blooming poppies.

Roe deer.

Panorama of the forest area.

A sable looks out of a hole.

Field of poppies.


Landscapes in paintings.


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