The Soviet Union: the land and the people

United States, 1956

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A geographical survey of the Soviet Union pointing out the diversity in land forms, climate and human activities. Four zones show the main differences in climate and soil - the northernmost belt or tundra region, the forest belt; the Black Earth Area; and the steppe lands. Industries range from hunting, trapping and lumbering to collective farming, mining and manufacturing. Great efforts are being made to utilise the countries natural resources especially for use in the manufacture of steel and in heavy industry.

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Coronet Instructional Films



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United States
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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industry - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Land use - Remote areas

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel industry and trade

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Human geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Soviet Union - Description and travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Climatology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use - Remote areas


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human geography

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industry - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Climatology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geography

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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