Questions' Question. (1991)

Film-document №9937 3 parts, Duration: 0:25:18 to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Shorokhov V.

Script writers: Ognev K., Shorokhov V.

Operators: Frolenko V.

Anouncers: Kolychev U.


About present deprivation of the village and collective farm workers.


Sectors of the economy

Reel №1

A panorama of spikes against the sun.


Harvestering machines in the field; picking up swathes.

A panorama of grain; grain is pouring.

Newsreel of 1917.

The cruiser “Avrora” [“Aurora”].

The “Avrora”’s outshoot.

The Decree on Land.

Peasants in the field.

A surveyor is standing.

They are driving a picket in the ground.

A picture: “Khodoki u Lenina” [“Peasants’ Representatives Are Visiting Lenin”].

A fragment of a feature film.

Lenin is talking to the peasants.

Lenin is speaking.

Newsreel of 1917-1922.

A book is opening.

An old publication.

Old Moscow.

Peasant carts are standing.

A panorama of a queue.

Enrolment to collective farms.

A peasant is speaking.

An old man is listening.

A man is speaking, a woman is listening.

Peasants are voting and entering the collective farm.

Peasant are signing.

Applications to enter a collective farm are lying.

An ABC book.

The first furrow.

They are plowing the ground.

Woman in the field and at the blackboard.

Female collective farmers at school, at the blackboard.

Women in the field.


They are putting seed in the ground.

Seeding in the ground.

They are seeding sprouts in the ground.

A panorama of a poster.

The title: “February, 11”.

Newsreel of the 30-s:

The Kremlin Chimes.

Congress delegates are applauding.

Joseph Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov (Vice-President of the Council of Ministers) at the Presidium.

The title: “The Congress has greeted the beloved leader, the best hard working collective farmer Comrade Stalin warmly and gladly”.

Deputies are applauding .

At the Presidium Stalin and Molotov.

A panorama of delegates and the Presidium applauding.

Delegates are listening.

The title: “Under the auspices of Comrade Stalin the Communist Party and the Soviet Power have helped collective farmers to beat down the White Guard rascals who insinuated into collective farms”.

Delegates are listening

The title: “Only in the collective farm women have obtained a truly human life”.

Joseph Stalin at the Presidium.

Delegates are applauding.

The title: “During the break of the Congress”.

Joseph Stalin is speaking with female collective farmers”.

The title: “With the best female workers of the collective farm fields”.

Stalin and collective farmers are being photographed.

The title: “The new Charter was discussed in detail with the active participation of Comrade Stalin at the meeting of the Committee”

Stalin is speaking, female collective workers are listening.

Reel №2

Fragments of the feature film “Bogataya Nevesta” [“The rich bride”].

The sky.

Women with rakes, in the field.

Women are running.

Collective farmers are mowing the wheat.

Stormy skies.

A wind; collective farmers are mowing.

A flag is waving.

Reaps are falling down.

Newsreel of the 1950-1960-s.

A female collective farmer.

Reaps, a woman is looking.

The reaps are falling down, the woman is screaming.

A female collective farmer is standing.

The wind is spreading the reaps.

The women are running, putting down the reaps.

The sky.

A Moscow street.

Bread on the counter.

They are changing price labels of bread, food products

A queue for food products.

A shop-assistant is selling goods.

A panorama of the people meeting Nikita Khrushchev.

Pioneers are standing.

People are applauding .

Nikita Khrushchev among people.


Nikita Khrushchev is standing.

A panorama of corn in the fields.

A panorama of Nikita Khrushchev with corn.

A panorama of standing collective farmers.

A panorama of transporting a hut.

A panorama of women crossing themselves.

A panorama of a muddy road.

A lock.

A panorama of nod and abandoned houses.

A panorama of a nailed-up window.

A destroyed church.

People at the railway station.

Girls are embracing.

The train is departing.

The persons seeing off.

Tractors are going by the snow.

People are walking.

A bush is visible from the snow.

A panorama of tractors going on the snow and by virgin land.

A panorama of virgin land plowing.

A panorama of ears.

A panorama of an operating harvesting machine.

A girl-harvesting machine operator.

Newsreel of 1970-1989.

The newsreel heading.

Delegates of the Congress of Collective Farmers are sitting.


A panorama of the Palace of Congresses lobby.

Delegates in the hall.

The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev at the Presidium, applauding.

A panorama of the applauding delegates.

Leonid Brezhnev is going to the tribune.

Delegates are listening and applauding.

Portraits of the members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Yury Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko.

Newsreel of the 80-s:

A panorama of applauding people.

A panorama of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev among people.

People are smiling.

Mikhail Gorbachev is talking to people.

An aged man is standing.

A panorama of the field.

The Palace of Congresses lobbies.

Mikhail Gorbachev is speaking.

The audience in the hall is applauding.

Reel №3

A summer landscape.

The state farm director Ivanitsky is speaking.

A village street, a yard.

A dog

A lorry is standing.


Panorama of standing tractors.

A mechanizer is speaking.

A welder is working.

A panorama of a speaking collective farmer; a mechanizer.

A mechanizer at work.

A country landscape(summer).

A panorama of standing tractors.

A farmer is speaking.

A panorama of a landscape.

A panorama of a farm.

A panorama of a greenhouse.

A mechanizer next to the tractor.

A panorama of the field.

A market.

Berries, vegetable, greens on the counter.

Pepper is lying.

Fruit sale.

They are cutting off ham.

They are putting ham and sausage on weigh-scales.

Hams are hung.

A panorama of empty shop windows, empty counters.

A panorama of a queue to the grocery.

A panorama of an old woman passing-by.

A queue to the shop.

They are writing a number on someone’s hand.