People of Russia (1942)
PASSED · 10min · Documentary, Short · 26 December 1942
The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) is the largest geographically unbroken political unit in the world, covering one-sixth of the world's land mass. The people are a determined lot, stemming from the memory of breaking free from czarist rule and the emerging Soviet regime going through its growing pains. The Communist government's regulations do not allow for profit, and everything is owned and controlled by the state. Most of the agricultural goods produced are exchanged for military hardware, leaving little food for the people, who must stand in long queues to receive what little is available. However, the government provided for equality among the sexes and strove to end illiteracy with education being mandatory for children. There also is a certain freedom and liberation to the lives of the people, for who pride in work is glorified and celebrated in service to the state.
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