There Is No Third Choice.. (1979)
AnnotationThe film about the armament drive in the countries of Western Europe, about the beginning of the Cold War and peaceful initiatives of theUSSR.
Historical backgroundThe film draws upon the Central State Archive of Cinema and Photo Documents of the USSR.
Temporary descriptionA film about an arms race in Western Europe and the United States of unleashing "cold war" against the USSR. Newsreels. Festival of Youth and Students in Cuba, "Expo-67" in Montreal. Descent of water warship. Carriers. The ship, a submarine at sea. Rocket takes off from the ship. A takeoff of military aircraft. Exercises of NATO. The explosion of the atomic bomb. Demonstrations in protest against the arms race in Western Europe, the USA, China and Japan. Dispersal of demonstrators by police. City: New York, Paris, Vienna, Athens, London, Berlin, Leningrad, Moscow and others. Newsreels. Second World War. Monuments to Soviet soldiers killed during the Great Patriotic War, Minsk, Leningrad, Volgograd, Khatyn and other cities. American aggression in Vietnam. Signing of contracts: banning nuclear weapons tests on biological and toxin weapons. Peace initiatives of the USSR. The presence of political leaders: Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, D. Carter, U. Kekkonen, V. Giscard de Estena, G. Wilson, D. Ford and other meetings in Helsinki, Vienna, New York, Moscow.
Youth festival in Cuba; delegations of the different countries are passing, people are welcoming, carrying anti-war posters.
A panorama of the cloudy sky.
A panorama of a road-transport highway.
Pavilions at the World's fair in Bruxelles.
Multiplication: atomic nucleus.
Scientists at the devices.
Ascension of a rocket.
The Earth from the space.
A panorama of a skyscraper in New York.
A panorama of streets of London.
Smolenskaya Square in Moscow.
Paris, a panorama of Tour d'Eiffel.
A panorama of sculptural groups.
A sculpture "Taming of a Horse" by Klodt in Leningrad.
Reflection in the water of a building of the Coliseum.
Ancient arms, armours.
Cannon-balls, a barrel of a gun.
Destroyed Parthenon (Greece) and other destroyed temples.
People are breaking a bottle of champagne at the boards of the ships (in different places).
Launching of the ships (passenger and military ones).
A submarine, a warship in the sea.
Shells are coming out the hatches of a ship, the warhead is deployed.
A panorama of a rocket taking off from a ship.
A locator and arrows of devices are rotating.
A panorama of an airdrome and military pilots running to the plane.
Military planes are flying up.
A member of Royal Council F. Noel-Baker (England) is speaking about danger of war.
People near a trench, near a control panel, near devices – working.
An atomic explosion; smoke; atomic “mushrooms”.
Houses are blowing up, the smoke is rising, trees are bending; a broken telegraph pole.
People with counters are measuring radiation.
Multiplication: the globe with a rotating tablet "mined".
Hands are stacking boxes in lines.
The sea is storming.
Anti-war demonstrations in the different countries (day and night plans).
Dispersal of demonstrators by police, an arrested person is being conducted.
A newsreel of 1963:
A. A. Gromyko and heads of the USA and the Great Britain sign the treaty on prohibition of tests of nuclear weapons.
A hall of conferences, the representative of China is speaking.
The Chinese are putting goggles on.
A stand with devices.
Explosion; the house and other objects are collapsing; a car is becoming charred.
Hands are holding a Chinese newspaper.
Demonstration in China: the youth is shouting, carrying portraits of their leaders (they are approving nuclear war).
The Chinese government is in session (photo).
A nuclear explosion.
A panorama of slopes of mountains.
In the street, people are walking with umbrellas.
A radioactive cloud above the earth.
A sculpture of Buddha.
Signing of Japan-Chinese treaties; explosions (Multiplication).
A funeral meeting near a monument to victims of Hiroshima; Japanese are praying, a girl is ringing a bell, the Eternal fire.
A photo: a destroyed city, charred corpses.
A photo: Vladimir Lenin in the office.
American businessman Armand Hammer tells about a meeting with Vladimir Lenin.
A table in the office of Vladimir Lenin.
A figure of a bronze monkey, presented by Hammer to Vladimir Lenin.
The First World War, October revolution, construction in the first five-years plans.
A panorama of a sculpture representing an eagle.
Hitler’s armies, a swastika, tanks, 1930.
Performances, a passage, travel by car, a meeting of fascist leaders on an airdrome.
Hitler is negotiating in Munich.
Hitler’s aggression in Europe.
Planes are flying, buildings are burning and falling; refugees; German armies are marching in the streets; the Germans in Paris; conducting arrested persons; soldiers are running, shooting from guns.
A photo: trenches with killed people.
Inscription "1941" against a background of explosions.
A panorama of the Brest fortress.
Places of fights.
Monuments to heroes of the Patriotic war in Volgograd and other Soviet cities, in GDR and other socialist countries.
Monuments in the Lithuanian village Ablinga burnt by fascists (obelisks with bas-reliefs).
Aggression of Israel in the Near East: explosions, planes are flying, people are running; a destroyed city, killed people are lying, houses are burning, people are crying.
Landing operation in Africa.
Huts on fire, a soldier is driving by, a panorama of corpses.
American soldiers are searching the Vietnamese; a Vietnamese woman is crying; birds are pecking corpses; a panorama of skulls; children in the middle of ruins; a plane is flying, bombs are falling; the ground of Vietnam (from the plane); explosions; a tank is going.
Fire is burning the forests out; a village is on fire; ruins
Multiplication: Western announcers are speaking.
A street of London; the youth are going.
Performances of crooners, eccentric dances, a man is shooting, drug addicts - a sculpture of the Christ.
Streets of the city.
A panorama of a building on fire.
An arrested person is being conducted.
A person with a gas mask in the street.
Rails; consequences of railway failure.
Trains are blowing up.
The ambulance is passing.
A panorama of a burning building.
A destroyed house, scorched earth.
A newsreel of 1972:
A.A.Gromyko and foreign representatives are signing the treaty on a full interdiction of biological and toxic weapons.
A panorama of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Ascension of a space rocket.
Planes are flying; a person at the desk, an explosion, tanks are going; helicopters are flying and shooting, launching of rockets.
Hall of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses - Leonid Brezhnev on a rostrum is speaking about danger of arms race.
A parade on Red Square; rockets and other military equipment are passing.
A newsreel of 1975:
Leonid Brezhnev's meeting in Helsinki.
Meeting on safety and cooperation in Europe; comrades Leonid Brezhnev, Gromyko, Chernenko at the meeting.
Leonid Brezhnev is speaking, he is summing up the meeting.
Leonid Brezhnev and leaders of other countries are signing the treaty.
A cameraman is shooting.
A workshop of a factory, foreign representatives in the shop.
A panorama of a steel-rolling shop.
Engineers are discussing a project.
A locator, a plane is flying, a boat, landing operation of navy forces, helicopters are flying, tanks are passing, radio operators, soldiers bringing and charging shells, a gun.
Multiplication: a map of the Soviet Union with points of construction.
Construction of hydroelectric power plants and other industrial works; electric mains; works on BAM (Baikal-Amur Mainline); KAMAZ (Kama Automobile Plant); harvest.
A newsreel of 1978:
New York, a building of the United Nations.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the USSR A. A. Gromyko is speaking to the special session of General Assembly of the United Nations.
D. Carter at the session.
Streets, skyscrapers, buildings and windows of banks.
The Pentagon, the control panel.
Professor V. S. Emelyanov is speaking about the military-industrial establishment of the USA.
Levy, survey, there are drawn numbers on breasts of recruits, recruits are marching.
Soldiers, seamen are marching.
Parade of tanks, planes taking off and flying.
Chinese military leaders are watching the take off of a fighter "Harriet"; coming out the plane; going; on a rostrum.
A destroyed street, soldiers are walking, standing near a corpse.
Fascists, Zionists are speaking.
Shots at a glass.
A concourse of Ku-Klux-Klanners, the cross on fire.
Night New York.
A panorama of foreign newspapers.
The police are dispersing demonstrators, conducting arrested persons.
Multiplication: money is falling.
Cars are standing (on sale).
Show-window of a manufactured goods store, footwear in a show-window; buyers in a shop; price lists with the raised prices.
Strikes on the railway, in port (no people, posters are hung, machines are standing).
A stock exchange, people at a stock exchange; hands are extending; tables with figures changing.
Hands are putting coins.
Multiplication: paper dollar; the diagram about growth of incomes of military magnates.
Exhausted black women and children.
A panorama of little children carrying bricks.
Rocket on a mount, in shop, on a range.
Scientists in laboratory.
The Statue of Liberty.
Anti-war articles, caricatures and posters.
A panorama of a Soviet newspaper with a proposal on prohibition of manufacture of the nuclear weapons.
A panorama of a session of committee of peace protection.
The chairman of the Soviet committee of peace protection academician E. K. Fedorov is speaking about danger of a neutron bomb.
Anti-war demonstrations and people which signed the proclamation in the different countries.
A street of Vienna.
A Soviet-American Summit talks: Leonid Brezhnev and D. Carter are going to the Palace, in a conference hall, signing the 2nd Agreement on restriction of strategic offensive arms, applauding.
Moscow, the centre.
A press conference, A. A. Gromyko is speaking about the Soviet-American treaty - correspondents are listening, cameramen are shooting.
Leonid Brezhnev and members of the Soviet delegation are passing in cars accompanied by honourable escort, people are welcoming.
Leonid Brezhnev is speaking on a grand meeting, devoted to the 30-th anniversary of German Democratic Republic (GDR), about a withdrawal of the Soviet armies from the territory of GDR.
Streets and squares of different cities, a report, people of different nationalities are passing.
Children and youth.
Anti-war demonstrations, among demonstrators – former prisoners of concentration camps.
A performance in Japan and other countries.
A festive demonstration on the Red Square.