Leningrad chronicles № 2 "Russia without fools, or from the USSR with love" (1989)

Newsreel №87318, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:58
Production: LSDF
Director:D. Sidorov
Anchor:A. Konopleva
Camera operators:S. Ivanyuhin, Yu. Nikolaev
Text authors:M. Vershkov
Sound mixer:A. Dudarev
Painter:M. Tkachev
Other authors:G. Sisoev


Reflections on the theme of perestroika, democracy, the elections to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the General economic situation in the country.

Reel №1

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Types of streets and squares of Leningrad.

Winter rural landscape (panorama).

People on the street are arguing with each other about life under Stalin and democracy.

Street trade in birds.

Bird sellers with cages in their hands.

The buyer of parrots pays the seller.

Faces of children and adults, a view of the market area filled with people.

Children look at the fish in the aquarium.

The face of a student Konopleva.

A kettle and a saucepan on the table and windowsill in the communal kitchen.

The kettle is on the stove, housewives in the kitchen talk about the consequences of sugar shortages and the inability to make winter preparations, about huge queues and crowding in stores, about replacing scarce tea with grass, criticize the incompetence of the government (synchronously), kitchen utensils on the shelf.

Women's track car racing at the stadium.

Presentation of flowers to Lyudmila Belolipskaya, who took second place in motor racing.

The face of Galina Tyl, who took the third place.

The winner of the race Galina Grokhovsky in his car.

The faces of the participants, the episodes of the races (combined shooting).

Participants of the race with flowers in their hands.

Racers, sitting in the kitchen, talk about the high cost of spare parts, the need to purchase them at their own expense (synchronously).

Spectators in the stands during car racing.

The racers are drinking tea in the kitchen.

Newsreel of 1933: seeing off the participants of the Moscow-Karakum motor rally.

The faces of the drivers participating in the rally.

Drivers say goodbye to their relatives.

Cars are on the way.

Participants of the run pull the van out of the washout.

The faces of the drivers.

A wheel skidding in the mud.

A man walks through the steppe, scaring away locusts.

The participants of the show composer Kazannikova masks on stage.

Some of the audience is dancing in the aisle.

Fragments of the show.

Panorama of the ruins, Konopleva reads poetry aloud (synchronously).

Fragments of surreal and abstract metal sculptures, a portrait of the artist and poet Vadim Sidura.

The faces of the exhibition visitors.

Photo of the Siddur in the Studio.

The faces of the exhibition visitors, photographs and works of Siddur presented at the exhibition.

Siddur paintings with elements of eroticism and pornography.

Metal sculptures created by Sidur.

Panorama of an election rally on one of the streets of Leningrad, people pass by.

Posters in the hands of the rally participants.

The police officer answers the question about his understanding of democracy, speaks negatively about the rally (synchronously).

Panorama of the rally, banners with slogans in the hands of the protesters.

Calendar: 1989

Locations: Leningrad [848]

Seasons: Spring [825]

Reel №2

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Participants of the rally answer questions about their participation in it, express their opinion about the first secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU Solovyov, criticize him, talk about the need for elections with the participation of several candidates (synchronously).

Types of meetings, banners in the hands of participants.

Police officers try to stop the brawl.

Reflections of trees in meltwater.

One of the participants of the rally speaks about the continuation of the struggle for seats in government (synchronously).

An elderly woman is outraged by the actions of the rally participants (synchronously), the face of Konoplyova.

One of the participants of the rally talks about a small pension, criticizes the government (synchronously).

A woman gives an interview.

Reflections of trees in meltwater.

Newsreel of 1927: demonstration on November 7 on the streets of Leningrad.

Performance of the artists of the Revolutionary Theater on the platform on the street of the city.

Red flags on the walls of the houses of Leningrad.

View of one of the Leningrad streets.

People at the polling station.

Clip of the group "Chronicle" "Kitty-kitty, honey".

Female food service chefs prepare food.

A rodent on a tray in the market.

View of a part of the market.

Selling things by hand.

Konopleva tries on things, asks the price.

Seller of aquarium fish in the market.

Pensioners-the main visitors of the first free canteen opened in Leningrad, have lunch at the tables, the kitchen of the free canteen.

Elderly women remember their lives, answer questions from Konopleva (synchronously), Konopleva brings the pensioner to tears with her questions.

Dog trade in the market.

Konopleva takes the puppy in her arms.

The pensioners are heading for the exit from the dining room.

Panorama of the market and the surrounding area filled with people.

Faces of adults and children.

Goldfish in the aquarium.

Fish hooks on the counter.

Waves of the Neva.

Calendar: 1989

Locations: Leningrad [848]

Seasons: Spring [825]

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