A huge irrigation scheme in Turkestan, USSR, where orchards and cotton now grow.
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Russian newsreel item. Title reads: "As We Promised To Lenin" (translation of Russian title).
The Steppes of Turkestan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics / USSR
VS Girls harvesting peaches and grapes in the orchards of Turkestan. Aerial shots of irrigation pipelines. VS Inside the water pumping house that works the giant irrigation system which, the commentary tells us, was instigated by Lenin. VS Showing how the scheme works on the ground with small channels of water running across the land and farmers tending their crops. CU Face of an old man, probably a farmer or peasant. VS A long line of combines harvesting the valuable cotton crop, men pitch the cotton. Aerial view flying over the area.
Note: Date on original record: 14/10/1968. Russian commentary.