Skoplje is the City of Tragedy and Brotherhood.. (1964)

Film-document №6017 2 parts, Duration: 0:17:11 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Koloshin A.

Operators: Koloshin A.

Anouncers: Vygodskiy R.


On the earthquake which took place in the city of Skoplje (Yugoslavia) on July 26, 1963.

Historical background

In July 1964, been inaugurated plant of large-panel construction, donated by the Soviet Union the people of Yugoslavia for the restoration of the city Skopje, which was destroyed in the earthquake of May 26, 1963. At the triumph of the Soviet government delegation arrived, headed by Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR VE Dymshits.

Temporary description

The film released to the anniversary of the earthquake in Skopje (Yugoslavia). Laying wreaths at the cemetery. Consequences of the earthquake: the ruins of the wounded. Excavation of the ruins, run by the Soviet soldiers. Donors are volunteers. Renovation work. Meetings on the transfer of the USSR in the gift of Yugoslavia factory panel construction, are: Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR VE Dymshits, Vice-Chairman of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia Veljko Zekovich and others. Agreement on the transfer of the plant sign: VE Dymshits, V. Zekovich. Working on house building factory. Among them, the Soviet specialists: G. Versotsky, V. Demidko, V. Karpavichus and others. VE Dymshits at the factory. Construction of houses.

Reel №1

The anniversary of the earthquake - the cemetery an orchestra.

Marble slab on the grave of the victims of the earthquake.

Laying wreaths from President Tito, from the Republic of Macedonia, of the Soviet Union.

On the ground, stand and lie candles - CU.

Various plans of people present at the cemetery.

Clergyman - CU.

Weeping women.

Wailed an old woman (synchronously).

On the grass lay a memorial leaflets with pictures of families bereaved.

Funeral leaflets on the post amid the destroyed houses.

PNRM. the destroyed homes - MS.

Two general plan, the

Skopje, taken from a / t, the departure, PNRM.

Car ride over the bridge, are people (in the face of new houses - towers).

People go to the station square - MS.

Travel to the clock on the building (train station) - arrows show 5 hours 17 minutes - the catastrophe (filmed in July 1964.)

July 1963

Filming Yugoslav operators:

Crumbling homes in the earthquake.

Destroyed houses, ruins, dust.

People are running.


Out of the ruins visible hand.

Carry the wounded.


People go out of town.

Volunteer donors.

Donors are bled.

Hospital ward.



People sit on the street, sleeping in the street.

Crying woman.

The highway travels truck with coffins - PNRM. pointer with the NDP "Skopje".

The highway travels truck with Soviet soldiers.

Go, stand, work Soviet machines - excavators, cranes.

Soviet soldiers on the work to clear the city of ruins.

The clock on the station building - PNRM. on the destroyed part of the building.

Soviet machines are destroyed Skopje.

NS Khrushchev, Tito and others in Skopje.


Col. V. Gunko - commander of special engineering of the Soviet Army, working in Skopje to clear the ruins of the city - report NS Khrushchev (22 August 1963).

Report on the streets of Skopje (July 1964) - are people.

Ruins and newly built homes.

Riding truck with rubble.

Woman pours out - PNRM. to the destroyed house.

Driven car.

PNRM. from the ruins of the temporary houses.

Various plans settlements prefabricated temporary houses built in Skopje after the earthquake due to material assistance from many countries.

Residents of Skopje near their houses.

Women, children from houses.

New four large-house.

The other large-panel house with car dumped bath.

Interview of the Vice Chairman of the City Council of Skopje Lyubcha Stavreva (simultaneously in Serbian language) - the importance of house-building factory to restore the city.

Youth riding on a truck, there is a celebration with flags on the start-up of the plant.

From wagon train leaves the Soviet government delegation led by VE Dymshits.

VE Dymshits greets dating.

A meeting of the governmental delegation of Yugoslavia led by Deputy Chairman of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia Veljko Zekovichem.

VE Dymshits, Veljko Zekovich and others come from the station, go up to the podium, greeted the participants to the meeting.

Flags - MS.

Young people at the rally - MS., PNRM.

Reel №2

A variety of plans meeting devoted to commissioning of the plant.

Chairperson of the Socialist Union of Skopje Jor Dzhorevsky.

VE stands Dymshits (synchronously).

In the City of Skopje meeting VE Dymshits and Veljko Zekovich signed instrument of transfer of the plant, shake hands, present applauded.


Were members of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Macedonia Good Tolevsky (synchronously in Macedonian).

Rally participants listen, applaud - different.

VE Dymshits cut the red ribbon.

VE Dymshits and others at the plant - different.

VE Dymshits talking with people.

Working machines - LS., MS.

Flags on balconies - MS.

The opening of the memorial plaque.

People at the memorial plaque.

Memorial plaque - departure and PNRM. to the site at home.

Work on the construction site.

The group of experts examines drawings, talking (in Russian and Macedonian).

Crane is the panel - CU.

Rigger - CU.

Part of working with the crane operator's cab - MS.

Omitted panel.

Interview with architect City Council - the development plan of Skopje (synchronously).

The hand of the architect on the plan - CU.

Plant - LS., PNRM.

Chief engineer of Radislav Vuyasinovich and Soviet engineer Vasily Lastochkin from Minsk - MS.

Chief Technologist plant project Evgeny Velichko - CU.

Soviet specialists trained Yugoslav workers working on different machines in the shop of the factory (synchronously) - MS., CU.

Soviet expert teaches the Yugoslav working in the boiler room (synchronous).

Closes the furnace door - CU.

Soviet expert teaches girl-lab (synchronously).

Workers considered drawings.

Welder works - CU.

The crane is a piece of the wall (1963).

Crane is the panel.

House-Building Plant - LS., PNRM.

Monument to the dead guerrilla Karposhu (Christians Todorovsky), the name given to the plant.

Close-ups of individual Yugoslav factory workers, female workers.

Yugoslav worker says in Russian: "Good, good, very good" (synchronous) - CU.

New large-panel house - MS., PNRM., Departure.

Various plans work Yugoslav builders.

VE Dymshits of Soviet specialists, shakes hands with them.

Soviet specialists team leader Gennady Versotsky; Victor Demidko installer, foreman Anatoly Balabkin; Vlados Karpavichus engineer, foreman George Knatko; fitter houses Nicholas Pitkevich; brigadier fitter Michael Tarasevich, Boris Gorshanenko mechanic, foreman Vitas Aydukas, head of the group of Soviet experts Leonid Popov - CU.

Monument Karposhu - CU.

Rubble - PNRM. and hit a sculpture (a woman with raised hands over his head.)

PNRM. with the sculpture of the city.