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    A Central Documentary Film Studios Production.

    Sponsored by the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and?

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    Sponsored by the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign countries.

    There three brother rarely come to the shore of the Caspian Sea to work in the small orchard

    Mamed Pasha


    and Israfil

    They rarely have a chance to be together since they are all very busy.

    Their father, Piri Guliyev, was one of the best oil drillers in Azerbaijan. He began to work in the oilfields at the beginning of this century. During World War II, be was in change of a group of drillers, and he was 70 years old at the time. The master oil driller imbued his children with respect for work, with persistence, and taught them to be of service to the people. All of his sons, just as he started out as ordinary oil workers.

    His son Prof. Israfil Guliyev who has a Doctor's degree in technology, is concerned with problems of building floating oil rigs.

    For his work Israfil Guliyev was one of the first Azerbaijanis to merit a Lenin Prize. There are large reserves of oil under the Caspian Sea, and Israfil Guliyev's floating rigs help to extract it.

    The youngest of the Guliev brothers, Danil, is Minister for Higher and Specialized Secondary Education of Azerbaijan. He is a historian and the author of many works on the past and present of the Republic's oil industry.

    Although his responsible position is very taxing, be still finds time almost every evening to devote to his favourite subject.

    The oldest brother, Prof. Mamed Pasha, also has a doctor's degree in technology and is a Corresponding Member of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. He is one of the inventors of the most modern method of oil drilling which is used both on land and at sea.

    Mamed Pasha, a world famous scientist, has travelled widely and lectured on modern drilling methods. He spends a great deal of time with young scientists.

    The new generation of Guliyevs is carrying on with the father's work. Rafik is a senior engineer at a laboratory of the Scientific Research Petroleum Institute. He is now working on his dissertation.

    His sister Gyulyara will soon defend her diploma thesis at the Azerbaijan Petro-Chemical Institute.

    Mamed Pasha married late in life and his children are small. He name his son Piri for his father.

    All the children in this family grew up to be strong, courageous, and industrious. No matter what profession he chooses, little piri will grow up to be worthy of his grandfather.

    Ships are coming home. In all ports touching scenes are witnessed at such times.

    Murmansk, beyond the Arctic Circle, is a seaport and a fisherman's city.

    It is difficult to believe that all of its streets, squares and homes are on perma-frost.

    The city was built during the long polar nights and the short summer when it snowed at times

    The climate here is rigorous and one has to get used to it. Nature is austere but the local people love it.

    During World War II, Murmansk, the country's northern gateway, was inaccessible to the enemy. Although devastated, the city was not conquered.

    Murmansk is still a city of seaman. The country's famous naval schools are located here.

    Murmansk, being in the Far North, has long Palar nights and summers when the Sun doesn't set, but its way of life is similar to that in other Soviet cities.

    Murmansk is growing and becoming more beautiful with every passing year. Its constant features are the ships' sirens and the cries of the seagulls. Its salt-laden air smells of fish. The city and the sea are inseparable. Every day ships sail from Murmansk to 170 of the world's ports.

    This choreographic group has been in existence for II years. The name of the group "School Years", indicates the age of the dancers.

    The group was organized by Vladimir Konstantinovsky, formerly a dancer, at the Moscow Auto-Workers' Club. During World War II, Konstantinovsky was a soldier and was wounded in both legs. The doctors warned him that it would be difficult for him even to walk and that he might as well forget about the stage. After the war the he became a choreographer and devoted himself to the aesthetic education of children.

    Children join the group at the age of seven. During a period of ten years they study with experienced choreographers and teachers, learning the elements of the dance and to appreciate music. The young dancers have toured England, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Italy.

    Merited Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Konstatinovsky is a born teacher. He is interested not only in the children's success as dancers but in their marks at school, their aesthetic outlook, and what kind of individuals they are growing up to be.

    Konstantinovsky group is one of many in the Soviet Union which are concerned with the aesthetic education of children and young people.


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    Background: A Central Documentary Film Studios Production.

    Sponsored by the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

    The first subject acquaints us with the family of Piri Guliyev, one of the best oil drillers in Azerbaijan.

    The second subject is devoted to Murmansk, the Soviet port beyond the Arctic Circle.

    The third subject deals with the children's choreography group at the Moscow Auto-workers' Club.

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