Pauers Trial.. (1960)

Film-document №5377 2 parts, Duration: 0:18:52, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Varlamov L.


A trial on the criminal case of American pilot and spy F.G. Powers.

Historical background

From 17 to 19 August 1960 in Moscow, in the Hall of Columns began the trial of a criminal case of U.S. spy pilot Francis Gary Powers.

Temporary description

Special Issue TSSDF on trial in a criminal case an American pilot Francis Gary Powers, was held in Moscow on 17-20 August 1960. City of Moscow. Column Hall of the House of Unions. Court hearings are the military collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR. Members of the military collegium: VV Borisoglebsky, DZ Vorobiev, AI Zakharov. Attorney-General RA Rudenko, lawyer MI Grinev. Interrogation of the accused, the testimony of witnesses. Speeches prosecutors, defense counsel, the accused (synchronously). They say: VV Borisoglebsky, R. A. Rudenko, F. G. Powers, MI Grinev. The audience in the courtroom, lobby. Family members of FG Powers. Reading of the verdict (synchronously).

Reel №1

Sverdlov Square - LS. (Top).

Muscovites at the Union House - LS.

House of Unions, Column Hall - LS., MS.

Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR: the chairman of the Military Collegium of Justice, Lieutenant General Boris V., lay judges - Major-General of Artillery DZ Vorobiev and Air Force Major General AI Zakharov - CU.

The state prosecutor - Attorney General of the Soviet Union, State Counsellor of Justice Rudenko - MS.

Defender - a member of the Moscow City Bar Association - Attorney MI Grinev - CU.

Chairman Vladimir Boris opens the hearing (synchronous) - LS.

Enter Powers, legs going - MS.

Powers - MS., CU.

To the table to call witnesses and experts - MS., LS.

Present in the room - LS., MS., CU.

Among those present Isabella Blyut - CU.

Boris Polevoy - MS.

Powers family: mother, father, wife, foreign guests, correspondents.

The court clerk read out the indictment against Powers.

The chairman sets the accused Boris questions.

Powers meets (simultaneously in Russian and English languages).

Foreign correspondents transmit messages over the phone on the court, take notes, print - MS., CU.

Attorney General Rudenko questioned Powers (synchronously).

Boris, lay judges Vorobyov, Zakharov asked defendant questions.

Testifying witness.

Performs expert Professor V. Prozorovskii shows pin with poison.

Attorney General Rudenko performs with accusatory speech.

Reel №2

The speaker's lawyer Grinyov (synchronously).

PNRM. the room - LS.


Powers Family - MS.

With the last word stands Powers (simultaneously with the transfer) - MS.

Muscovites at the Union House.

In the lobby of the Hall of Columns in the present process.

Among them - the Indian Ambassador to the Soviet Union with his wife Menon.

At the microphone with your opinion about the process of playing a former presidential candidate in the election in 1952 of choline (simultaneously in English) - MS.

Powers family acquainted with the material evidence at the disposal of the court.


Spy equipment and apparatus.

Go to members of the Military Collegium of the court.

Present in the room rises.

Sts read the sentence (synchronously).

Listening Powers - CU.

Applause in the hall.