Tatarstan.Country of four rivers (1930)

Documentary №58515, 6 parts, duration: 0:47:56
Production: Kazan newsreel studio
Director:A. Dubrovskij, K.Pozdnyakov
Screenwriters:A. Dubrovskij, K.Pozdnyakov


The first documentary about the TASSR, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the TASSR. The film shows the achievements of the republic in the first decade of its existence in artistic and documentary images.

Reel №1

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Peasants, horse, plow.

"1st part.

The Land of Four Rivers".

Animation-Tatarstan on the map of the USSR, map of Tatarstan.



PNRM. from the sky to the Volga River.

Fishing nets are drying.

Staged footage: boatmen on the Volga.

The boat's propeller turns.

The fishermen turn the handle.

The helmsman controls the boat.

Rafting logs in the form of rafts on the river.

Longshoremen on the pier are carrying bundles of hay.

The pier.

Kama River.

The alloy of logs in the form of rafts.


Ships are sailing.

The White River.

A raft of logs.

Vyatka River.


The rider.

Horses with a hay cart pass the ford.

Overlay frames - forest and river.

NPR through the trees from bottom to top.


River, barge, ducks at the water.

Ears of wheat.

Water, church.

Monastery on the shore.

Wooden manor house.

Sheaves in the field.

Factories on the river bank.

Rafts are disassembled into logs.


Monument to the conquest of Kazan.

The dome of the church.

View of Kazan through the grid.

Churches of the city.

Tatarskaya Sloboda - PNRM.

Dust on the road.

Women carry water.

Streets of Sloboda.

Entrance and sign "Manufactory and grocery trade of M. S. Ishmurzin".


Windows of houses.

Hay, road.




Plate with Arabic script.

The tower on the hill.

Key words

the Bulgars, archaeological sites, rafting, hay,

Seasons: Spring [825] Summer [824] Evening [829] Day [828]

Reel №2

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"2nd part.

The earth does not feed."

The tower on the hill.


The clouds.

Landscape, night.



Production shot: a beater.

Field, ravine.

Plowed land.

Man reaps.

Grass, earth.

Staged shots until the end of the part:

Hay is transported by horse.

The peasant is sitting.

A haystack.

The peasants are reaping.

Peasant women thresh sheaves under the supervision of the landowner.

A peasant woman threshes a sheaf.

A child rolls a stroller.

A peasant woman sorts through the grain.

The mullah reads a prayer.

A peasant repairs a plow.

A peasant woman carries buckets on a yoke.


Empty feeder.

The peasant puts a yoke on the horse.


A boy leads a blind man along the road.

The farmer sows.

The peasant plows with a plow.

A peasant woman milks a cow.

Milk pours into the pot.


Horse's hooves on the ground.

The horse fell.

The horse is lying down.

Key words

planting, a fallen horse, individual farming, agricultural implements, work for the landlord,

Seasons: Spring [825] Day [828]

Reel №3

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Staged shots:

A peasant near a fallen horse.


A peasant with a yoke in his hands.

Rural road.

Birch tree.


Izba, peasant.

A cow is being led through the village.

A peasant woman with children.


The peasants are walking through the village.

The departure of the peasants for work.

"Part 3.

Hard years."

Newsreel: celebration of the tercentenary of the House of Romanov.

There is Nicholas II with Alexandra Feodorovna and her retinue.


Feature film: Czecho-Slovaks go, girls wave handkerchiefs from the window.

Istanbul-view from the water.

Camel, people on the street.

Feature film: a meeting of the military and civilians of the Civil War period.

Muslims pray in front of a mosque.

Feature film: horsemen gallop through the desert, a meeting of the military and civilians of the Civil War period.

Execution of the Tatar commissar Vakhitov.

People are walking along the road.

A cart passes by.

A soldier is standing on the locomotive.

Line up the soldiers.

A barge with guns.

Armored train.

Combat operations.

The entry of the Red Army into Kazan.

The military is moving through the city.

A ruined church.

Key words

Civil war, white and red, battle, agriculture, life, family, Royal family,


Nikolaj II Romanov - imperator Rossii. Aleksandra Fedorovna Romanova - imperatrica.

Calendar: 1913

Seasons: Spring [825] Day [828] Autumn [826]

Reel №4

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A soldier on a steam train.

An armored train is coming.

A barge with guns.

Artillery on the platform.


Dead body.

The troops are coming.


A fence with barbed wire.

Capture of Kazan by the Red Army.

The troops are entering the city.

Steamboats sail along the river.

The building, the artillery is coming.

Destroyed buildings.

The ruined dome of the church.

Military on the shore.

Shooting from the side of the steamer.

The soldiers are asleep.

Soldiers on deck.

A sunken ship.

The soldiers disembark.

The riders are riding.

Staged footage: damage to the telegraph wire.

Key words

Civil war, the Kazan operation, infantry weapons,

Seasons: Autumn [826] Day [828] Evening [829]

Reel №5

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"Part 4.

At the breaking point."

The measurer at the device.

Conducting measurement work.

Carts with peasants are coming.

Barges float on the River.

Things are brought into the house.

The girl pushes the water in the river.

A seedling.

Apple tree.



A child with a kitten in his hands.

Experimental demonstration garden of pioneers.

Pioneers are marching along the beds.

Pioneers work in the garden.

Water the cabbage.

Builders saw a log with a two-handed saw.

Drive in piles.

The old man on the beach.

Young people carry logs.

Old people are sitting there.

Komsomol members wear boards.

Construction of the bridge.

The farmer reaps with a sickle.

Peasant women sift grain.

Staged shots: fists drinking tea.

The mullah is walking down the street.

Women sit on the grass.

Says the woman.

Women on the grass, next to baby strollers in a row.

A woman is a member of the village council.

Poster with children.

Children in strollers.

Women vote.

Horse, peasants.

They reap grain with the help of a horse.

Key words

collectivization, school, kindergarten, Komsomol, the pioneer organization, Islam, agriculture, new home, housewarming,

Reel №6

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The boy types a strip of newspaper in typographic type.

A newspaper is being printed.


Workers read newspapers.

Printing house.

Shop floor.

Books in the Tatar language.

Theater posters.

A person talks, young people listen.

A student dissects a frog.

A student looks through a microscope.


The frog's heart beats.

Students in the audience for a lecture.

The globe.

Classes at the rabfak.

The teacher gives a lecture at the blackboard.

Students at their desks.

Art shots: people in the desert.

Newsreel: Africans working, women and children, harvesting palm leaves.

China: the military speaks.


Overlay frames: a worker working with a crowbar, a church.


Tatar driving a tractor.

Russian - CU. pl.

Chuvash - CU. pl.

Mariyka -

Galloping cavalry.

"The 6th part.

The renewed Earth".

Tractors reap the harvest.

Key words

literature in the national language, higher education, secondary education, workers ' faculties, theatre, farm work, harvesting, mechanization of agriculture,

Seasons: Autumn [826] Summer [824] Day [828]

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