Making Central Asia Soviet Video

Destroying the Old Life (1929)
Description: New housing for workers is destroying the old ways of life in the city of Tashkent. Sovkinozhurnal no. 64.

Red Army Wives in Turkmeniia (1936)
Description: The All-Union Conference of the Wives of Red Army Commanders. The wives help Turkmen women remove their veils (parandzha) in order to put on gas masks.

Viktor Turin: Turksib (1929)
Scenario assistance by Alexander Macheret and Viktor Shklovsky
Description: The struggle of man against nature, machine against stubborn sand is valorized in this clip, part of a film describing the construction of a great railway linking the water-rich mountains with the fertile but parched flat lands of Central Asia.

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