Moscow-Kara Kum-Moscow. (1977)

Documentary №7961, 2 parts, duration: 0:18:37
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Kulidzhanov A.
Screenwriters:Kostin I., Kotelevskiy U.
Camera operators:Durnov K., Kulidzhanov A.
Anouncers:Tatarskiy V.


The story of the rally Moscow-Karakum-Moscow.

Temporary description:

1 hour - Moscow. Participants of the rally talking with the people, a journalist with one another. R. Carmen and veterans of the 1st rally. Photographs of the 1st rally. Moving car rally. Mr. Togliatti, the assembly of motor vehicles, wedding, children on a walk. KAMAZ cars. Orenburg: petrochemical plant, laying of the pipeline. Rest participants of the rally in the evening around the campfire. Travel on the streets of Tashkent. 2 hours - Transfer cars in Samarkand and Bukhara. Desert. Chronicle: 1st rally. Mr. Navoi. Participants of the rally car wash. Movement of cars in the desert. Vacation guides. Chronicle: 1st rally. The rally in Krasnovodsk. Caspian Sea oil rigs. Baku, Tbilisi. Georgian Military Road. A herd of sheep. News: road construction. Mr. Voronezh. Rainbow. Car rally in Moscow.

Reel №1

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Moscow, street traffic; the cars of the participants of the motor rally Moscow - Kara Kum -Moscow are passing by in columns.

The rally is organized jointly by the VAZ [Volga motor plant] and “At the wheel” magazine, which is the part of the Voluntary Association for Assistance to Army, Aviation and Fleet of the USSR, and this rally is going to be held on the track, which was used in 1933 (two VAZ-206 model and two “Nivas” ).

Before the start, the participants of the rally are talking to the veterans of the first motor rally A. Cherkassky, L. Kostkin, V. Benevolensky, to one of the cameramen, (R. Karmen) which were filming the rally in 1933. The cars are starting, the sending-off people are waving their hands.

The cars of the participants are going along the highway, situated in the Moscow Region.

Tol’yatti, views of the streets, the work in the workshops of the motor plant; newlyweds near the wedding cars; children are having a walk.

A KAMAZ [Kama automobile plant] lorry is going along the highway; a primary gas main.

In the evening, the participants of the motor rally are having rest (making dinner on the fire).

Cars are passing along the highway; building of the road.

The meeting of the participants of the motor rally in Aktyubinsk, the guests are talking to the old timer, which welcomed the first Soviet automobiles in 1933, I.A. Goncharov.

Views of the Tashkent streets, the new buildings.

Newsreel of 1933:

The start of the motor rally, cars at the various sites of the track, the meetings of the participants of the motor rally in cities and villages; the participants are calling a halt.

Reel №2

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The cars, participating in the rally, are going along the road; Samarqand, the old towers and minarets.

Different perspectives of the city of Navoi (fountains, children are swimming in a pool, passers-by; the participants of the rally are washing their cars).

The desert, camels are passing by; the cars are going along a concrete road, paved into the depth of the Kara Kum desert.

“Nivas” are going off road in the desert; the participants of the rally are thrusting forth a skidding car, changing the wheel, petroling the vehicle.

A halt, the participants and the guides are having rest.

After overcoming the Kara Kum desert, the participants of the rally are arriving to Krasnovodsk: a ferry in the harbor; the Caspian Sea; oil derricks in the sea; views of the Baku streets.

Tbilisi, a city square.

The cars are moving along the Military-Georgian road; the road in the mountains.

The cars are arriving at Voronezh, the street traffic; the participants are talking to the local people.

Typical Central Russia scenery; a rainbow over a meadow.

The cars are going along Moscow streets; the Red Square.

The participants of the motor rally Moscow-Kara Kum-Moscow are finishing at the Central Park of Culture and Recreation named after Gorky.

Newsreel of 1933:

A desert, a tarantula is crawling; a cobra; the remains of a dead man and a horse, covered with sand.

Cracky land; the participants of the first motor rally in the desert (the cars are going along the sand dunes) are thrusting forth a skidding vehicle, the participants of the motor rally are drinking water; the text about the prescheduled overcoming of the desert is on the telegraph tape.

The building of the motor rally track, people are greeting the passing cars.

Ticker tape reception of the participants of the motor rally in Moscow.

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