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- Shows the economic life and activities of the people in the Kunming area of Yunnan Province, at the end of the Burma Road. Pictures agriculture, transportation, conditions of life, and the methods of labor and industry of the people in this congested area. Contrasts the lot of the worker and peasant, who uses outmoded methods and gains a pitiful living, with the life of the people in the cosmopolitan center of Kunming.
- Presents a highly condensed version of Russian history since the eve of World War I through the eyes of the "average Ivan" who has lived through this period. Discusses the initial period of capitalism, the collective farm movement, the great purges of the 1930's, the first Five Year Plans, the lack of consumer goods, the bitterness of World War II, and the Cold War. Illustrates each of these phases of Russian history with Russian periodicals and pictures. (Center for Mass Communication) Film.