Made by the Soviet government, this newsreel is typical of those shown to audiences throughout the Eastern Bloc. Like the newsreels of the West, it contains various segments about sports, politics, and entertainment, but all through a Soviet lens. Notable segments include support of Vietnam in its fight against the USA and its allies, and support of the Arabs against the Israelis and USA. Narration: "Soccer. European championship qualifier, the first for our team, took place in the Central Stadium named after Lenin in Moscow. Soviet players (in the dark uniform) played a game against the national team of Austria. For a long time, neither team was succeeding. But yet another fierce attack by our players leads to a goal! (01.44) 1:0. The Austrian goalkeeper is worried. The game gets tense. Another great hit scores the Soviet team a point. It is only now that Austrian players manage to take the game to the Soviet team’s half of the field. It’s the 38th minute of the match. A hit, and the guests manage to win one score back. Nevertheless, the score does not remain 2:1 for long. Soon, it turns into 3:1, after one more goal into the Austrian net. (02.28) Yes, the Soviet team is obviously leading. But the Austrian team manages to take the initiative and score one more goal, 3:2. A few more minutes pass, and the score is equal, 3:3. Soviet players run towards the Austrian goalposts and succeed. Streltsov scores the winning goal. The Soviet team has made the first step towards the European championship finals. (03.04) The Secretary of the Party Organization of the plant, Kozlov, is speaking, ‘You all know well from history that the Middle East has always been the place that imperialists keep paying attention to. They have always been attracted by the Middle East oil. Currently, the fact of a treacherous attack, of naked aggression has become reality.’ (04.14) The Komsomol Committee member, Nikitin, is speaking, ‘We are sure that our brothers, Arabian nations, will manage to curb the aggressor with the help of all the honest people of the world and stand up for their independence and territorial integrity. We support you, our Arab brothers!’ (04.31) ‘Hands off Arab soil!’, Soviet people claim. They unanimously demand that the military forces are immediately withdrawn from the Arab territories. (04.45) Novorossiysk port. A special motor ship will set off from here to reach the shores of Vietnam. All this cargo has been purchased with the money of the Soviet people who volunteered to contribute to the peace fund. (05.03) A rally of workers of Novorossiysk supporting the people of Vietnam took place before the ship departed. ‘We are with you, Vietnam heroes!’, spokesmen were saying. The Soviet Union is faithful to its international duty, it won’t let down its brothers who are fighting a war against the criminal aggression of the American imperialism. Official representatives of Vietnam wholeheartedly thanked Soviet people for the support. Unbreakable friendship between the USSR and Vietnam is getting stronger. (06.05) A Soviet delegation led by Kosygin is departing for the Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly from Moscow. Delegations from Ukraine and Belorussia are taking the same flight to New York. (06.44) Young people of Tajikistan. They know about the times when Tajiks lived in shabby adobe buildings only from books and others’ stories. This is how the land of Tajikistan looks now. We are in the 'Moscow' collective farm, one of the most advanced in the Republic. Agricultural lands occupy more than 3,000 hectares. (07.25) A pumping station is located close to the fields. Cultivation of cotton crops is taking place in the collective farm at the moment. Deputy chairman of the collective farm, Ibragimov, and foreman, Safarov, are closely supervising the course of work. The ‘Moscow’ collective farm is a large multiple production farm. Its annual profit is about 5 million rubles. A boarding school has been built with the funds of the collective farm. (08.20) The new generation is growing up: young agronomists, mechanics-to-be, biologists. A bus with a sign ‘Attention! Children!’ appeared on the streets of Vilnius recently. It goes on a special route and passes by kindergartens. This innovation is very convenient for parents. In the mornings, they take children to the closest to their home bus station. Now, the bus conductor is responsible for the kids. In the bus, time flies unnoticed among friends on the way to the kindergarten. (09.18) Here, the trip is over.
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