Kino-Pravda No. 21

Leninskaja Kino-Pravda. Kinopoema o Lenine

(Lenin Kino-Pravda. A Film Poem About Lenin)

Issue Daten: January 21, 1925
Video Duration: 32 min 28 sec
Directed by: Dziga Vertov
Produced by: Goskino (Kul'tkino)
Photographed by: Grigorii Giber, Aleksandr Levickii, Aleksandr Lemberg, Mikhail Kaufman, Petr Novitskii, Eduard Tisse
Length of existing print: 664m
First anniversary of Lenin's death: 1. Assassination attempt on Lenin and Soviet Russia's progress under his leadership / 2. Lenin's illness, death and funeral / 3. The year after Lenin's death

Glossar / Kommentare

Kult'kino Documentary department of Goskino headed by Vertov
Lenin Enrollment Large-scale admission of front-rank workers into the Russian Communist Party in 1924, after Lenin's death
Map The following cities and rivers can be seen on the map presented in this issue:
Top left: Нижний [Новгород] – Nizhnii [Novgorod]
[River flowing through: Волга – Volga]
To the east: Казань – Kazan'
Further east: Пермь – Perm'
River in between: Кама – Kama River
South of Nižnij: Пенза –  Penza
South of Penza: Саратов –  Saratov
South of Kazan': Симбирск – Simbirsk
Southeast of Simbirsk: Самара – Samara
South of Samara: Уральск – Ural'sk
In between: Сызрань – Syzran'
East of Samara: Уфа – Ufa
On the right side: Екатеринбург – Ekaterinburg
Encircled: Чехословаки – Czechoslovaks

RCP Russian Communist Party
Reconstruction The longest existing version of Kino-Pravda No. 21 (Length: 821m), reconstructed by the Munich Film Museum, is available on DVD, as well as Tri pesni o Lenine, for which Vertov drew extensively from Kino-Pravda No. 21.
Red Terror A period of political repression and mass killings carried out by Bolsheviks after the beginning of the Russian Civil War in 1918.
Smychka A political term in Soviet Russia meaning "alliance," most often used in reference to the "alliance of the city and the village" (between workers and peasants)

1918, Czech troops, allies of the White army, captured the Volga region of Russia
1919, retreat of the Czech troops

[Intertitle:] The Comintern
[In this shot:] Lenin's sister Anna
[In this shot:] Lenin's sister Marija
[In this shot:] Lenin's sister Anna
"Alliance" [The alliance is smychka]
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