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ITN Roving report: from Ballet to Ballots

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Robin Day's second report from the Soviet Union. In this programme, he goes to Kiev and Leningrad, visits the Kiev ballet, interviews a Communist Party member about the Soviet election process and offers a summing up of his entire experience in the USSR.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964.

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Ruined 11th century cathedral (part of Pecherskaya monastery), with onion-shaped bell tower and frescos on exposed walls / Robin Day reporter to camera / Cathedral ruins (destroyed by German bombs in Second World War) / Restored section of monastery, museum / Reporter looking into monastery courtyard / Monastery belfry surounded by scaffolding; TILT down to monastery building and people

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Construction work / New apartment (?) building / Large neo-classicial type building / Various shots of Kiev streets, with buildings, people and traffic / Pillars forming entrance to regional headquarters of Communist Party

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Statue of Lenin inside Communist Party building / Room in Lenin museum, various shots of exhibits / Day in museum looking at plant exhibits and illustrations/information on wall display

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Building with semi-circular facade, flanked by two tall pillar-like constructions / Tractor in museum / Tractors with caterpillar tracks / General view people along in street / State Academy Theatre of Opera and Ballet

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Ballet "Song of the Woods" in progress, dancers performing on stage

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Ballet "Song of the Woods" in progress, dancers performing on stage / Men and women in audience performing the ballet

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"The Bronze Horseman" (equestrian statue of Peter the Great) / Winter Palace as soldier walks across square in foreground / Winter Palace as car drives across in foreground./ Smolny Institute with statue of Lenin in foreground / Lenin statue / Reporter to camera / CUTAWAY Institute building PAN L-R along building (Day explains how Lenin planned the Bolshevik Revolution)

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Leningrad polling station for Soviet Deputies elections / Reporter to camera /

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Leningrad polling station for Soviet Deputies elections / Reporter to camera /

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Children in Winter hats, scarves and coats, people gathered around looking at camera / Day with large group of children (he asks some of them what they want to be when they grow up) SOT / Statue of lion / Winter Palace seen across frozen river Neva / Summer Palace of Peter the Great / Winter Palace across Neva (not frozen this time)/ Leningrad's old stock exchange building (now a naval museum) / Various shots of street scenes / POINT OF VIEW (POV) shot through car windscreen down wide city street / Travelling shot from Russian express train "Red Arrow" going from Leningrad to Moscow showing snowy industrial landscape / Various shots of lrage apartment buildings (bleak scenes)

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Moscow:
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St Peter's Tower PULL OUT to show Kremlin walls and St Basil's Cathedral

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