The October Is Going On.. (1987)

Film-document №9454 2 parts, Duration: 0:19:55 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Pavlov A.

Operators: Lovkov V., Myakishev G., Filatov I.


About Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit to Leningrad in autumn 1987.

Domestic policy


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Staying General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Leningrad in the autumn 1987 photos. Newsreel. 1917. Smolny, the soldiers guarding the Smolny. Workers arming. Pass armed sailors. Cruiser "Aurora". Leningrad. Mikhail Gorbachev at the Smolny in the cruiser "Aurora", lays wreaths at the monument to Vladimir Lenin, the Piskarevsky, talked with the old Bolsheviks, the department inspects the Baltic plant, talking to workers, among them members of the working Dynasty - Sorokin. Gorbachev said the restructuring.

Reel №1

Newsreel of 1917:

The Smolny Palace.

Soldiers are keeping guard at the Smolny Palace.

Sailors are carrying a banner.

Panorama of the Red Banner.

Panorama of Nevsky Avenue.

Panorama of workers passing by.

Workers of the city of Leningrad.


Hands taking guns.

Workers of Leningrad are arming.

A truck with armed workers is going away.

Sailors are carrying a banner.

The Smolny Palace building.

Panorama of Mikhail Gorbachev laying flowers to the monument of Lenin.

Panorama of the monument to Lenin.

Mikhail Gorbachev and his escort are at the Smolny Palace .

The Red Banner.

Mikhail Gorbachev is making a speech.

Panorama of a monument in the Marsovo Pole Square [“Mars Field”].

Soldiers are bringing garlands of flowers, a panorama from Mikhail Gorbachev to his escort.

Panorama from the Banner to the Eternal Flame.

Newsreel of 1917:

Armed sailors are passing by.

An armored car is driving by.

Armed workers are near the Smolny Palace.

Mikhail Gorbachev is talking to the elderly Bolsheviks (members of Lenin fraction of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union) in the street.

Panorama of the listeners.

Petropavlovskaya Fortress [“Peter and Paul Fortress”].

Street lamps at the embankment.

Panorama of the Dvortsovaya Square [Palace Square]

Cruiser “Avrora” [“Aurora”].

Newsreel of 1917:

A shot from “Aurora”.

The building of the Zimny Palace [Winter Palace].

Seizure of the Zimny Palace.

Panorama of hoisting a flag on board the “Aurora”.

Seamen are standing.

Mikhail Gorbachev on board the “Aurora”.

Panorama of the cruiser “Aurora”.

A cannon.

The cruiser “Aurora”.

Clock, telephone, steering-wheel of “Aurora”; the tableware.

Panorama of the ribbons on a sailor’s cap.

Mikhail Gorbachev is making a speech.

Elderly Bolsheviks are speaking.

Isakiyevsky Cathedral. [St.

Isaac’s Cathedral]

Citizens in the city streets.

Panorama of the Piskarevskoye Cemetery.

Panorama of laying wreaths.

Mikhail Gorbachev is at the cemetery.

Panorama from a wreath to the monument.

The city of Leningrad.

Reel №2


A passer-by is speaking about Perestroika [Economic and Political Restructuring].

Panorama of Mikhail Gorbachev making a speech.


A woman is writing.

Newsreel of 1917:

Scattering leaflets.


Panorama of workers on board a ship.

Panorama of Mikhail Gorbachev talking to workers.

Panorama of Mikhail Gorbachev examining the departments of the Baltic Shipbuilding Factory.

Gorbachev is talking to a woman; with workers.

Panorama from the detail to the worker.

Factory department.

Hereditary factory workers Sorokins are speaking.

Gorbachev is talking to the oldest Sorokin.

Panorama of the portrait of Lenin.

Mikhail Gorbachev is making a speech.

Newsreel of 1917:


Seizure of the Zimny Palace.

Sailors are carrying a banner.

Red Banner.