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Crew of stratosphere balloon "U.S.S.R."
The crew of the first Soviet stratosphere balloon "U.S.S.R." with Georgy Prokofiev (left), mission commander, Konstantin Godunov (center), engineer, and the pilot, Ernst Birnbaum. The flight reached a new record height of 19,000 meters.
A Red Army officer guards the approach to the Moskva-Volga Canal.
Lorries with grain
Lorries with grain harvested in Kakhovka collective farm for the famished
Soviet pilot Valery Pavlovich Chkalov
Pilot with wife and daughter
Pilot (left) after assignment with wife and daughter.
Stalin and Voroshilov with pilots and paratroopers
Josef Stalin (second left) and Kliment Voroshilov (left) talking with pilots and paratroopers at Tushino airfield
Moscow salutes the pilots who flew from Moscow to Vancouver via the North Pole: Georgy Baidukov, Alexander Belyakov and Valery Chkalov
Valery Chkalov speaking in Sokolniki
Valery Chkalov (center) speaking at a sports festival in Sokolniki.
Valery Chkalov at rally
Valery Chkalov at a rally dedicated to the Moscow- North Pole - Vancouver non-stop flight (18-20 June 1937).
Construction of Gorki Automobile Plant
Construction of the first workshops at Gorki Automobile Plant.
Trucks in the field arranged in the shape of 1930. Car parade at Gigant farm
Polar pilot Mikhail Vodopyanov
Polar pilot Mikhail Vodopyanov, a Hero of the U.S.S.R.
Soviet pilot Mikhail Gromov
Soviet pilot Mikhail Gromov, a crew member of non-stop flight Moscow- North Pole- U.S.A.
A tractor driver at the Kanelovsk Machine and Tractor Station Pasha Kovardak in Steingardt district.
Construction of the Volzhskaya Dam
Construction of the Moskva-Volga Canal.
Pilot refuels an aircraft at the Yakutsk hydro port.
Concert for the builders of Bolshoi Fergansky Canal
A concert for the builders of Bolshoi Fergansky Canal
Pilot Mikhail Vodopyanov
Pilot Mikhail Vodopyanov, Hero of the U.S.S.R., before his flight to the Arctic.
Mukum Sultanov (right), director of Kzyl Yulduz collective farm
Mukum Sultanov (right), director of Kzyl Yulduz collective farm with his family.
Timberman Cuts Up Tree
A Canadian timberman cutting up a fallen tree with a sash saw.
USSR-1 stratosphere balloon ready for the mission.
Builders of Turkestan-Siberian railroad unload seeders
Builders of Turkestan-Siberian railroad unload seeders for Kazakh farmers.
Fergana Canal construction
Uzbek farmers on the way to the Great Fergana Canal construction site.
Laying final packers at Turksib construction site
Turksib builders lay the final packers before the railway opening.
Sailing agitation by Workers' Faculty students calling to join kolkhoz
Students of the Workers' Faculty in Vladimir get ready for sailing agitation with a slogan 'For collective agriculture'.
Valery Chkalov-piloted aircraft on the landing site in Vancouver.
Valery Chkalov-piloted aircraft carried out a non-stop transpolar flight from Moscow to North America.
Pilot Mikhail Gromov
Pilot Mikhail Gromov, Hero of the U.S.S.R.
First tractors ploughing Golodnaya Steppe
First tractors ploughing the Golodnaya Steppe in the Syrdarya region.
Hunters taking fur-skins to trading station
Hunters carrying fur-skins to a trading station.
Elderly residents of collective farm in Novaya Uda
The elderly residents of a collective farm in Novaya Uda during harvesting.
Collective farm elders checking grain quality
Collective farm elders checking the quality of grain of the new harvest in East Siberia.
Construction of floodgate at Moskva-Volga canal
Construction of a floodgate at the Moskva-Volga canal.
The first tractor in the field of the Krasny pakhar commune in the Amur region.
Pilot Valery Chkalov, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Delegates of 2nd farm collectivization congress
Delegates of 2nd regional farm collectivization congress in the North Caucasus at a plant.
Construction of Fergana canal
Builders of the Fergana canal at earth works.