The Sikhote Alin Meteorite.. (1956)

Film-document №4680 2 parts, Duration: 0:18:16, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Gradov I.

Script writers: Kripov E., Fonton S., Yavnel A.

Operators: Epifanov G., Krivov V., Prok B., Prudnikov M.


About work of the meteoric expeditions of the Science Academy of the USSR in 1947-1950.

Historical background

February 12, 1947 in 10 hours 38 min. Local time between Khabarovsk and Vladivostok in the spurs of the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, a huge meteorite fell.

Discoveries | Physics | Air force | Air transport

Science | Sectors of the economy | Transportation | Defense and internal security | Army

Temporary description

Study of the nature of meteorites, their physical and chemical data for example Alin meteorite that fell in the forest of the Khabarovsk Territory February 12, 1947 Search of the crash site, the work of the expedition of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR on a survey of the fall of the meteorite and its removal.

Reel №1

Multrabota - Map of the USSR with the place of a meteorite.

Painting witness - Medvedev artist depicting the fall of the meteorite.

Flying aircraft.

Funnel in the forest (the plane).

The taiga is a group of geologists: Yarmolyuk, Tatarinov, Onihimovsky and Shipulin.

Geologists examine the damage and cause craters, craters on the map.

Is the train in which the place of a meteorite expedition directed the Academy, led by academics Fesenkov.


Fallen trees.


Expedition camp in the forest.

Geologists examine craters, meteorite fragments found, investigate them, mapping craters.

Multrabota - planets and asteroids in the decay of the meteorite.

Expedition leader, academician Fesenko makes the message (synchronously).

Members of the second expedition of the Academy of Sciences of paddle boats on the river Beytsuhe.

The taiga are geologists, suited to the camp.

Reel №2

In the forest glades are laid, the preparation for aerial photography.

Airplane is flying over the taiga.



Geologists excavate, find and collect meteorites.

Members of the expedition working at the bottom of the large crater.

From the bottom of the crater lifted largest individual meteorite (winter 1950).

Tents of the three funnels, who decided not to open.

On wood plaque with the inscription "The reserve AN USSR.

Comprehensive study of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite in the laboratories of the Academy of Sciences.

At the table was an Academician VZ Fesenko.

Collection of meteorites at the Academy of Sciences.