Friendship with Nations of Africa (1979)

Documentary №8338, 3 parts, duration: 0:25:59
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Voroncov A.
Screenwriters:Mamleev D.
Camera operators:Baykov V., Kulidzhanov A., Fedyaev E.
Anouncers:Kolychev U.
Text authors:Mamleev D.


About friendly relations of the USSR with African countries.

Temporary description:

City of Moscow, the monument to Yuri Dolgoruky, the Soviet Foreign Ministry building, the Bolshoi Theater. Africans on the streets of Moscow. Guided tours for groups of Africans in the pavilion "Space" on VDNH, the car factory, in the Lenin Mausoleum. Commemorative meeting of the House of Friendship with the Peoples of foreign countries to commemorate the 20 anniversary of the Association of Friendship with the Peoples of Africa. Speaker is the President of association, the director of the Institute of African Frolov (synchronously). Madagascar. Lenin Street in the city of Antananarivo, books Russian and Soviet writers in the library, a bookstore. Monument to Lenin in the park on the island of Mauritius. Industrial enterprises in African countries, built with Soviet help. Cultural centers to study the Russian language in some African countries. Stay in Angola, the Soviet party delegation headed by AP Kirilenko. The Soviet government delegation led by Kosygin in Ethiopia. Conducting days of Soviet Ukraine in an African country. A military parade and demonstration of workers in Addis Ababa on the occasion of national holiday in Ethiopia.

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The city of Moscow.

Panorama of the Kremlin, Gorky street, the COMECON [“Council for Mutual Economic Assistance”] building, the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bolshoi Theatre, Kalinin Avenue.

Panorama of African people conversating with Soviet people.

Africans on the Exhibition of Economic Achievements, in the hall of hotel “Cosmos” [“Space”].

The displays in the hall.

An African delegation is visiting the Automobile Plant named after Lenin’s Komsomol (Lenin’s Young Communist League).

The shop, the assembly line, a worker in the driver’s cabin.

Africans are talking to the workers.

The House of Friendship.

A picture of foreign guests next to the House of Friendship.

A foreign guest is shaking hands with Yuri Gagarin.

Panorama of the Soviet Association of Friendship with African Peoples.

The President of the Association, the Head of the Institute of African Studies, Professor Anatoly Gromyko is speaking at the jubilee session.

The audience.

The inscription: “The twentieth anniversary of the Soviet Association of Friendship with African Peoples”.

The Senegal poet Jean François Bruyère is speaking.

Panorama of Moscow, the Kremlin.

People are going to the Lenin Mausoleum on the Red Square.

African guests are entering the Lenin Mausoleum.

The city of Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar.

Lenin street.

Africans by the USSR stands.

Studies for bank employees.

The audience, the lecturer.

Africans are looking through the Soviet books on the stands of the book store.

Books written by Engels, Lenin.

The island of Mauritius, the city of Port-Louis.

The Soviet delegation is laying flowers to the monument to Lenin.

Moscow, the Soviet sculptor Grigory Toidze’s workshop.

African students from the Mauritius are talking to the sculptor.

The sculpture of Lenin made by Grigory Toidze.

Toidze at the easel, he is painting a student’s portrait.

The exhibition of works of the Association activists Mirelle Shaginyan and Max Birshtsin created on the basis of their African tour.

Pictures, the spectators.

An African woman with a baby, a girl’s face, a girl dressed in a national costume.


An African dressed in a national costume.

Girls’ and women’ faces.


An African is gathering fruits, fishermen are pulling the nets.

The city of Sierra-Leone, city streets, walking schoolgirls.


The ensemble “Desnyanka” [“Girl from the Desna River Side”] is performing at the Soviet Ukraine Days Festival.

The President of Sierra-Leone Siaka Stevens is present at the Festival.

Siaka Stevens is welcoming the Soviet delegation.

The actors are dancing.

The audience.

The applauding audience.

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The road.

An African village.

Walking village inhabitants.

The chief of the tribe is welcoming the Soviet delegation.

The countrymen are acquainting the guests with their traditions and original skill of their handymen, they are: a loom, ritual dance and costume.

Panorama of the Soviet guests conversing with Africans.

Madagascar, the city of Antanarivo, a street.

The University.

Panorama of the USSR greatest expert in the Malagasy language Lyudmila Kartasheva walking together with a group of students.

The students’ faces.

The Soviet delegation at the cotton mill.

Panorama of packs with cotton being carried by.

Guests at the cattle farm.

A ritual dance.

Africans and the Soviet guests are dancing.

Panorama of the fortress Almena on the ocean shore.

Fortress cannons.

The city of Accra - the capital of Ghana, the Capecoast Fort.

The Palace.

The slave-trading centre.

An African warrior is looking through binoculars.

Panorama of warriors’ training.

Shooting studies.

A warrior is shooting.

Women are learning to shoot.

A woman is shooting, the target.

Warriors are walking against the dawn.

The city of Addis-Abeba, a demonstration in the Revolution Square.

Horcemen, infantry, the Ethiopian Government leaders are present at the festival.

Girls with rifles and soldiers are walking.

Panorama of Soviet tractors in the field, Soviet specialists and Africans at the tractor.

Panorama of a hospital building, inauguration of the hospital built with the Soviet Union’s assistance

Panorama of a Soviet doctor at the apparatus; the doctor’s and the patient’s faces.

Panorama of the operating room, an operation is being carried out.

The piscatorial port of Tema.

Panorama of the fishermen walking along the berth, among them there is the Soviet Captain Kovalev arranging fishery in Ghana.

Port works.

Panorama of Soviet specialists and Africans.

Panorama of Soviet and African specialists at the houmebuilding integrated plant in Ghana.

Soviet cars.

A Soviet specialist is teaching Africans.

The Soviet specialist and Africans at the industrial plant.

An African at the microscope.

The Soviet teacher Yuri Sabinin is giving a lesson at the Russian language curses.

The Member of the Political Bureau of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) Andrey Kirilenko is heading the delegation going to the People’s Republic of Angola.

Angolans are welcoming the delegation.

The Member of the Political Bureau of the CPSU, the Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers Aleksey Kosygin is heading the Soviet delegation going to the Socialist Ethiopia.

The Kremlin, Moscow.

The Kremlin Palace of Congresses.

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev is at the tribune.

The audience.

The applauding people.

Africans with Russian books.

The Soviet chess-player Vladimir Peresypkin is holding a simultaneous chess display.

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The Society of Friendship with USSR, the audience; the Soviet representative is speaking, an African is speaking, panorama of the applauding people.

The Soviet Culture Centre.

Advertising stand: the exhibition of Soviet books.

Panorama of a woman looking through the books.

Ghana –USSR Friendship Society meeting.

The meeting Presidium.

The Soviet representative is handing-over the gifts.

The applauding audience, the speakers.

The meeting of the Ethiopian-Soviet Friendship Committee activists, presenting of the gift, panorama of applauding people.


Session in the Institute of African Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

The audience, Soviet scientists, Institute employees, the Soviet representative is speaking.

The University of Peoples’ Friendship in Moscow.

Students walking-by.

The entrance hall of the University, auditorium.

Studies in the auditorium .

Medical students in the operating room.

Students are having studies in the laboratory.

Moments of the students’ football play.

The Meeting dedicated to the Liberation of Africa at the University, the audience, the speakers.

The Indian student Anjas Gubta is speaking.

Celebration of the 1st of May in the Red Square (socialist and labor movement celebrations conducted on May 1).

African students are walking.

Marchers are carrying a portrait of Leonid Brezhnev.

The meeting in the Red Square.

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