Title and statement of responsibility area
Documentary Films series
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Dates of creation area
1969, 1984, 2007 (Creation)
Physical description area
17 film reels
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Scope and content
Series consists of biographical films about Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), leader of the Soviet Union and father of Communism. These films were created and produced in the Russian Soviet State and reflect the ideals of the state and the popular interpretation of Lenin's life and work. The 17 film reels make up the following 4 movies: "Lenin is alive" (1969), "Lenin: pages of the biography" (1969), "Gorki Leninskie" (1984), "Lenin documents, facts, recollections" (1969). A DVD was added to the collection in 2010 that depicts the public speeches and demonstrations taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania during the dissolution of the Lithuanian Soviet State, including the tearing down of a statue of Lenin in the city centre.
Immediate source of acquisition
Film reels were given item numbers (expressed as Reel x of y) prior to examination and do not follow their original order. Digitization was done based on this arrangement. Reels and digitized clips belonging to the same film do not appear in chronological order on the digitized versions.
Language of material
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Location of originals
Original negatives are housed in the Russian State Film & Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk.
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Original films are not available for viewing. Digital copies may be viewed onsite in Special Collections.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright is held by the studios.
Films were digitized by Preserving the Past in 2009. A detailed report was produced and is available in Special Collections.