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Velikoe proshchanie [videorecording] / ︠T︡Sentralʹna︠i︡a studi︠i︡a dokumentalʹnykh filʹmov
Alternate Title Great farewell: Stalin's funeral [videorecording]
Stalin's funeral
Chicago, IL : International Historic Films, c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  DK268.S8 B46 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Death and burial
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- 1917-1970
Subject(s) Motion pictures -- Soviet Union
Documentary films
Biographical films
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-5, NTSC Region 0, mono, full-frame aspect ratio
Language Russian or English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English
Credits Directed by Sergei Gerasimov, Ilʹ︠i︡a Kopalin, Elizaveta Vertova-Svilova, Irina Setkina, Grigoriĭ Aleksandrov, Mikhail Chiaureli
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
Special features include two historical slideshows (Stalin's death & The great farewell; Moscow wrapped in grief: Soviet jounalistic reports)
Summary As much deity as dictator to his people, Josef Stalin and his terror cast indelibly long shadows over Soviet life and imagination. When, in March 1953, news of Stalin's death threw Soviet life into stunned disbelief, contemporaries described nothing less than "a rupture in time." An extraordinary cycle of state-orchestrated mourning and spontaneous grief followed, much of it conveyed in this remarkable documentary, intended by the Soviet authorities as the definitive account of history's greatest loss. Ranging widely across the Soviet Union and points beyond--from Warsaw to Moscow to Beijing and Korean War battlefronts, and culminating in the dictator's colossal Red Square funeral--The great farewell captures the bombastic pomp and intrigue-packed circumstance of High Stalinism at its zenith
Alternate Author Gerasimov, S. A. (Sergeĭ Apollinarievich), 1906-1985
Kopalin, Ilʹ︠i︡a, 1900-1976
Vertova-Svilova, E. I. (Elizaveta Ignatʹevna)
Setkina, Irina
Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984
Chiaureli, Mikhail, 1894-1974
︠T︡Sentralʹna︠i︡a studi︠i︡a dokumentalʹnykh filʹmov (Moscow, Russia)
International Historic Films Inc

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