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This 1962 black and white film about Soviet schools was distributed by McGraw-Hill Text-Films, and produced and directed by Nicholas Webster. Female and male schoolchildren sing while they hoe the ground to learn manual labor. Others fix a fence (:10-:44). A technical training class teaches how to use machine equipment. Another teaches technical drawing (:45-1:35). A technical teacher instructs the class on electrical engineering. Students work at machines. Top students have their photos on the wall (1:50-3:50). Students must join two clubs. A poster of a rocket is shown. A student takes piano lessons. Others take dance lessons. A choral group sings (3:52-6:24). No longer in uniform, a group of older teenagers meet at an evening party and dance. A large poster of Lenin hangs on the wall (6:25-7:25). Other controlled activities at Young Pioneer Palaces include swimming, trampolines, gymnastics, basketball, using telescopes, building model planes, taking care of animals, gardening, art, drama, and ballet (7:26-12:00). A bust of Lenin looks on as students learn political education. Pictures of Pioneers who died for the Soviet cause hang on the wall (12:01-14:00). Technical training students also have mandatory extracurricular activities. Some perform in an orchestra, some sing in a choral group, take guitar lessons, perform ballets, and dance (14:02-18:18). Three generations of men talk about life in Russia (18:20-20:43). Mother carries in dinner to the family (20:44-21:37). A boarding school is shown. Students wear headphones to learn Chinese. Others do woodworking, sewing, cooking, and serving food (21:39-24:08). A large statue of Lenin is shown. Ten-year-olds take the Pioneer oath to love and serve the Communist Party (24:10-25:30). A teenage boy works on homework (26:14). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com