Provocation on the Ussuri River (1969)

Documentary №6736, 1 part, duration: 0:10:04, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
On request: Dalnevostochnaya newsreel studio
Availability:Film hasn't been digitized
Director:Sarakhatunov B.
Camera operators:Fartusov F., Cheshev A., Cheshev I.


The film tells about the events in the Soviet-Chinese border in March 1969.

Historical background:

March 2, 1969 in 4 hours 30 min. Moscow time, the Chinese authorities organized around the border crossing Lower Mikhajlovka (island Damansky) on the Ussuri River armed provocation. Decisive actions of the Soviet border violators of the border have been driven away from Soviet territory. In a battle with Chinese bandits gave their lives for their country 31 Soviet border guards. 15 people were injured.

Reel №1

Damansky Island, the river Ussuri - LS. (Top).

Passes border detail - MS.

The footprints in the snow on the river - LS.

Soviet border guards to run a crowd of Chinese provocateurs - LS.

Soviet border guards, standing in the chain and not use weapons, constrain dressed Chinese soldiers and Red Guards to quote pad and portraits of Mao Tse-tung in his hands - different. (Shouting in Chinese).

Animation: newspaper articles protest of the Soviet people against the armed provocations March 2 - MS.

Muscovites protest demonstration at the Chinese Embassy in different ways.

Damansky Island and the river Ussuri (helicopter).

Ambush provocateurs - lying abandoned mats, field telephone - MS., CU.

Are lined with Chinese artillery and mortars our trucks and armored personnel carriers - MS.

Hole in an armored personnel carrier, a broken headlight - CU.

Blood on the snow - CU.

Weapons, equipment, torn clothes Chinese provocateurs collected by border guards in one place as evidence of deliberate provocation - MS., CU., PNRM.

Soviet border guards in the ranks - MS.

At a rally on the border serves general (synchronously).

The corpses of Soviet officers and soldiers - CU.

Funeral battle guards.

Are coffins.

Crying women - relatives and friends of those killed.

Komsomol card Petrov, bathed in his blood - CU.

Photos - early provocations made by Petrov, soon killed by Chinese provocateurs - MS., LS.

Relatives and friends bid farewell to the dead - LS., CU.

Is a group of senior officers - LS.

Farewell salute of guns - LS.

Protest rally in the shop of the plant.

Serve men, girl (synchronous) - CU., MS.

Listen to workers - MS.

Damansky Island, the river Ussuri - LS. (Top).

Passes border detail - LS., MS.

Passing two armored personnel carriers (APCs) - LS.

Contestant Yuri Babansky the attire - CU.

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