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Visit to Ukraine of writer: Marietta Shaginyan and folk dancing

Film | Accession Number: 2001.355.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3109 | Film ID: 2487

"Soviet Ukraine"- Release 43.
Writer, Marietta Shaginyan, biographer of Lenin, visits the Ukraine. Speech to Dykanka kolhoz youth (members of a collective farm group) in Armenian or Russian (not certain of language of speech as this story is accompanied by voiceover naration in Ukrainian, and the original sound of the speech is not heard, and was perhaps never recorded). Four Ukrainian couples performing Jewish folk dance, they are members of the official Ukrainian State Folk Dance Troupe. Part of this story takes place in the small Ukrainian village of Dykanka.

Translation of Ukrainian narration:
The narration has been somehow shifted - the narration that goes with the dance actually corresponds to the previous piece about the writer.
First intertitle: "Meeting with a writer."
Second intertitle: "The Ukrainian State Folk Dance Troupe is performing."
Narration about the writer: Youth from Dykanka kolgosp [Ukrainian equivalent of 'kolhoz'] welcome the honored writer Marietta Shaginyan. The writer took under her patronage "comsomoles" [younger members of the Communist Party] that responded to Stalin's call and are now going to work at railway transport. This demonstrates a very close relationship between writers and their audience of millions of Soviet readers.

Event Date
1939 May 28
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Central State Film, Photo & Sound Archives
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:01:09
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