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A representative of the Selkup people.
Nanai students preparing for exams.
Mikhail Botvinnik and Emanuel Lasker
Grand-Masters Mikhail Botvinnik (left) and Emanuel Lasker (right) facing each other at the Second Moscow International Chess Tournament
Soviet soldiers fixing the flag
Soviet soldiers fixing the flag at the Zaozernaya Height during the developments in the Lake Khasan area.
Spoils of war of Soviet-Mongolian forces
Guns seized by Soviet-Mongolian forces during fightings in the Khalkhin-Gol River area.
Vasily Blyukher, commander of the Special Red Banner Eastern Army
Vasily Blyukher, commander of the Special Red Banner Eastern Army.
Red Army commander watching the fight near Lake Khasan
Red Army commander watching the fight near Lake Khasan.
Soviet commanders on the shore of Lake Khasan during the Japanese interference
Soviet commanders on the shore of Lake Khasan during the Japanese interference.
German Foreign Minister Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop
German Foreign Minister Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop (right).
German Foreign Minister Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop and a Japanese representative signing the Anti - Comintern Pact
German Foreign Minister Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop (second right) and a Japanese representative signing the Anti-Comintern Pact against the Soviet Union.
Film director Sergei Eisenstein at the shooting of 'Bezhin Lug'(Bezhin Meadow)
Film director Sergei Eisenstein (centre) at the shooting of 'Bezhin Lug' (Bezhin Meadow).
Film director Sergei Eisenstein and cameraman Eduard Tisse in the United States
Film director Sergei Eisenstein (right) and cameraman Eduard (left) Tisse in America.
S. Eisenstein giving a lecture to the State Cinematography Institute (VIG) students
Sergei Eisenstein gives a lecture to the State Cinematography Institute (VIG) students.
Pilot Marina Raskova with daughter
Pilot Marina Raskova, Hero of the Soviet Union (1912-1943), with Tanya her daughter
Marshals Voroshilov, Budyonny and Yegorov in a conference presidium
Marshals of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov, 3rd left; Semyon Budyonny, right; and Alexander Yegorov, 3rd right, in the presidium of Red Army women's affairs board activists conference in Dimitrov
Alexander Serafimovich. "The Iron Flood". A scene
Alexander Serafimovich's "The Iron Flood" on at the Moscow Realist Theatre. Nikolai Okhlopkov's production
Hero of the Soviet Union Mavriky Slepnev, a pilot who took part in the Chelyuskin rescue operation.
Zhukov and Red Army Commanders
Left to right: Corps Commissar N.I.Birkov, Corps Commander Y.V.Smushkevich, Corps Commander Georgy Zhukov, Division Commissar M.S.Nikishev, Army Commander 2nd Class G.M.Shtern and Corps Commander N.N.Voronov at Khalkhin-Gol.
Arctic explorer Otto Schmidt
Otto Schmidt, prominent Soviet researcher, statesman and community activist, Full Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences
Tajikistan's basmatch-in-chief Ibragim Bek.
Ibragim Bek, Tajikistan's basmatch-in-chief.
Agronomist Maria Demchenko speaking at X Congress of Komsomol
Agronomist Maria Demchenko is speaking at the X Congress of the Young Communist League (Komsomol).
Miss Russia Maria Chaliapin
1934 Miss Russia Maria Chaliapin.
Miss Russia Nina Paul
1932 Miss Russia Nina Paul
Miss Russia Irina Borodulina
1939 Miss Russia Irina Borodulina
Miss Russia Irina Veitsel
1930 Miss Russia Irina Veitsel.
Kalinin Addresses Collective Farmers
Chairman of the U.S.S.R. Central Executive Committee Mikhail Kalinin (standing left behind desk) addressing an audience on one of Kazakhstan's collective farms.
Swimmer Semyon Boichenko
Swimmer Semyon Boichenko, Soviet champion and record-holder in swimming
Chukotka residents completing the assemblage of yaranga, a skin-covered dwelling
The first Eskimo teacher
The first Eskimo teacher Valentina Kogan reading a book
Sorting our herbarium
Members of a scientific expedition to the Bet-Pak-Dala desert sorting our herbarium
Cultivating a lawn at the Dynamo stadium
Cultivating a lawn at the Dynamo stadium
A railroad in the Kazakh steppe
A camel grazing on the Turkestan-Siberia Railroad construction site
Dnieper power plant construction
On the Dnieper hydropower plant construction site
Young communist league (Komsomol) members - metro builders reading leaflets
Young communist league (Komsomol) members - metro builders reading the leaflets printed by the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper mobile team.
Choibalsan with soldiers who fought at Khalkhin-Gol
Marshal of the Mongolian People's Republic Horlogiyn Choibalsan (right) with soldiers who fought at Khalkhin-Gol.
Marshal of the Soviet Union Semyon Budyonny (1883-1973).