Thursday, 1 May 2014

1950 May Day Parade

The contrived hysteria of the 1950 May Day parade in Red Square.

All the Party heavyweights - Stalin, Molotov, Beria and Malenkov - are on the reviewing stand as a public address announcer bellows exhortations at the massive crowd. Notable by his absence is World War II hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov...


The second half of the film shows the post-parade festivities of a carnival, a fireworks display, and other Communist-type fun...

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