A short film showing Soviet election campaign across the country.
Various, Soviet Union (USSR).
Title in Russian reads (translation) 'Daily News'.
Intertitle reads 'Soviet people greets communist and independent candidates - At Stalin's election region' (in Moscow). Various shots of large crowd holding banners and pictures of Stalin and Lenin. Woman from dais addressing the crowd. Some of the banners reading 'Long Live Stalin'. Woman candidate speaking (natural sound, Russian). She is saying 'We have the honour to vote for the greater son of our great State'... and continues praising Stalin. Crowd cheering violently. Various shots of the meeting on the national election committee in Moscow announcing Stalin's candidacy. Close up shots of a document announcing Stalin's candidacy. As the man announces Stalin's candidacy, the others stand up and applaud.
Intertitle reads 'Molotov's election region' - also Moscow. Various shots of mass crowd holding banners of Molotov and Stalin. A man speaking from rostrum (natural sound). He is saying how honoured they are to be asked to vote for 'dear comrade Molotov'. Various shots of the meeting of the national election committee in Moscow announcing Molotov's candidacy. Close up shots of a document announcing Molotov's candidacy. Members of the committee applaud when a man announces his candidacy.
Intertitle reads 'In one of the election regions in Leningrad'. Various shots of mass crowd gathered at the Dynamo's stadium. Banners with pictures of Malenkov and Stalin in crowd. Woman speaking from rostrum (natural sound). She is honoured to announce that she will vote for comrade Malenkov. This is to say, she is voting for motherland, the party, comrade Stalin, for the happiness of Soviet youth, etc. People in crowd applauding vigorously. Various shots of the meeting of the national election committee in Moscow announcing Malenkov's candidacy. As the man announces it, others applaud.
Intertitle reads 'All the best sons and daughters of our people are taking candidacies for Deputies'. Several shots of the battleships in Sevastopol Harbour. Various shots of the sailors and navy personnel gathered around an officer who is announcing the candidacy of Admiral of the Fleet, General Kuznetzov. Sailors applauding.
Minsk - various shots of the women working in a printing room. Close up shot of a woman with a medal on chest, working - she is the candidate. Various shots of the crowd of workers around the woman applauding.
Ukraine - various shots of the peasants gathered around a man in a room. He is addressing the people. Close up shot of a woman candidate talking to the people and walking through village covered in snow with several other people.
Intertitle reads 'Those who are honoured to be chosen for the candidacy to USSR Soviet. Various shots of the people in metalworks. One worker is singled out - he is the candidate. More shots of the molten metal and the men working. Various shots of the people working at sugar factory in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Election candidate is singled out as he is working. Various shots of the industrial processes at sugar factory.
Intertitle reading 'Agitator'. Horse drawn sled moving through snowy countryside in Latvia. An agitator goes from home to home to spread Stalin's word to people. Family sitting at table listening to the man speaking.
Intertitle reads 'Inside a tea shop' - (colloquial term used in Middle Asia). Various shots of the town of Sarmarkand in Turkmenistan. Arabic town, Arabic architecture, men dressed in traditional clothes with turbans and beards playing chess, chatting, etc. Various shots of the crowd in town gathered around political activist. Local people talking, asking questions, etc.
Note - date found in the old file 29/03/1946. Russian voiceover.