Soviet Tale About Subway

Soviet Tale About Subway

This children’s film strip was made in 1950 to show the kids how the subway works.

“SUBWAY

Film strip for the kids of preschool age”

Soviet Tale About Subway

Credits.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Moscow is the capital of our fatherland.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Buses, trams and trolleybuses run along the wide streets.

Soviet Tale About Subway

And deep underground under Moscow streets and houses the subway trains rush along.

Soviet Tale About Subway

This remarkable underground was built at the suggestion of comrade Stalin.

Soviet Tale About Subway

New and new tracks are being laid by subway builders.

Soviet Tale About Subway

They work day and night deep underground. They cleave the ground hard as stone.

Soviet Tale About Subway

And take this ground out in trolleys.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Drive long corridors – tunnels.

Soviet Tale About Subway

The most beautiful marble stones are used to decorate the subway. These stones are sent from Urals, the Caucasus, Crimea – from all the Soviet Union.

Soviet Tale About Subway

In Moscow streets and squares beautiful buildings were constructed with a big red letter “M” on the top – this is a subway entrance.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Right from the street we enter a marble hall and head to the ticket office.

Soviet Tale About Subway

There is a staircase in front of us. We stepped on the steps and the staircase began to move.

Soviet Tale About Subway

We got down along a magic staircase.

Soviet Tale About Subway

And we found ourselves in an underground hall. Marble columns, wonderful lamps… It seemed a palace from a fairytale.

Soviet Tale About Subway

In the depth of the Marble hall there is a sculpture of comrade Stalin.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Everyone knows: it’s him!

In these days of war and defence

He ordered to build

These long platforms

These slender columns

This marble station…

Soviet Tale About Subway

A train showed itself from the tunnel.

Soviet Tale About Subway

It stopped by the platform. All of a sudden the doors opened by themselves and we got inside.

Soviet Tale About Subway

We sat on soft leather couches.

Soviet Tale About Subway

After the “Ready” command the doors were closed and the train set out.

Soviet Tale About Subway

The lights started to blink. The train goes very fast underground.

Soviet Tale About Subway

On the station “Sverdlov Square” we get off.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Move to another station and get on a train again.

Soviet Tale About Subway

It takes us to the newly-build subway stations.

Soviet Tale About Subway

We go along the bright underground corridor.

Soviet Tale About Subway

And get off at the “Kursk station”. The new station is decorated with marbles and cut glass.

Soviet Tale About Subway

We get off the train in every station to admire new ones. There are pictures on the walls and one can sit on marble benches while waiting.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Every new station is wonderful in its own way.

Soviet Tale About Subway

The magic staircase carried us up.

Soviet Tale About Subway

And we went out to the Crimean square. Now we can get everywhere by subway – work, school, railway station, park.

Soviet Tale About Subway

Our Soviet subway is the most beautiful, the fastest and the best all over the world.

Soviet Tale About Subway

The end.

Soviet Tale About Subway

via ru_metro

11 thoughts on “Soviet Tale About Subway”

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  1. That was very nice.
    I enjoyed it.
    the same way you are enjoying art deco, playing bioshok or get nostalic playing fall out with the 30s-50s references and styling if you are an american.
    btw i am neiter russian or american.
    I am from greece.
    I know it was part of stalins propaganda but what itsnt today?
    I liked the clothes the people wore its was all the same.
    no envy or vanity ,no so much weigt as we put today to be diferent from others only as an image and basicaly becoming self centered.
    other matters was important
    I realy liked the entrance with the M.

  2. This subway was built in exactly same years when several million of Soviet citizens died from state-organized famine. Google photos of dead bodies on the streets of Kiev with people simply walking by on their business.

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