Archival footage shot by an Austrian filmmaker while visiting Moscow in 1980.
It mainly contains stock footage of many locations around the capital city of USSR, along with a small portion of footage of the cities of Pavlosk and Pushkin:
00:00 – a long queue via Aleksandrovskiy Garden to Lenin’s Mausoleum on Red Square
00:14 – view from a room at Hotel “Belgrade” (now AZIMUT Hotel at Smolenskaya), opposite The Ministry of Foreigh Affairs skyscraper
00:34 – Red Square (State Historical Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum, tourists near GUM Store)
01:09 – tourists at Sofiyskaya Embankment (then Maurice Thorez Embankment) see the sights of the Kremlin
01:43 – the Red Square
01:48 – Gorky Street (now Tverskaya) with Izvestiya Press Building on the right
01:55 – the Kremlin (entrance via Troitskaya Tower)
02:10 – Red Square (Mausoleum, St. Basil Cathedral, GUM Store,
a government car-cortege via Spasskaya Tower)
03:58 – behind the St. Basil; view at St. Barbara Church at Razina Street (now Varvarka)
04:09 – horse walking (it’s not Moscow, but the town of Pavlosk, 30 km south from St Petersburg) and view from Pavlovsk Palace at the Courtyard with Paul I statue
04:30 – tourists at the courtyard of Pavlovsk Palace
05:05 – the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo; 5 km west from Pavlovsk Palace): view of the church of Catherine Palace (left; under restoration so far) and the Memorial Lyceum Museum, formerly the Imperial Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum founded in 1811.
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