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Polar pilot Makhotkin
Hero of the Soviet Union, polar pilot V. Makhotkin, ready for the flight. 1937.
Foreign experts consult the Soviet engineers
Foreign experts consult the Soviet engineers at the construction of Gorky automobile works.
Survey operations at Gorky automobile works construction site
Topographers carry out survey operation at the Gorky automobile works construction site. May 1930.
Miners after the shift
Miners leave the mine after the shift. Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk region.
Smelters of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel works
Smelters of the Siemens-Martin shop of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel works talk during a short break.
HPP construction on river Chirchik
HPP construction on river Chirchik.
Accommodation of Magnitogorsk builders
Temporary accommodation of Magnitogorsk builders.
Enrollment of workers to build Magnitogorsk
Enrollment of workers to build Magnitogorsk.
A female tractor operator
One of the first female tractor operators in 'Gigant' (Giant) state farm.
Construction of the first State bearing plant
A worker carries slack stones in his back to the upper stories at the construction of the first State bearing plant.
Constructors of Gorky automobile works in meeting
Constructors of the Gorky automobile works in meeting.
Ore mining in Magnitka
Punchers beetle the ore in Magnitnaya mountain delf.
Construction of Magnitogorsk blast-furnace
Delivering the cargo by horse to the construction of Magnitogorsk blast-furnace.
Reinforcement of wooden roofing
A miner reinforces wooden roofing at Golubovka mine, Gorlovka.
Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works
A general view of a blast furnace under construction, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.
Soviet border guard
Soviet border guard on duty.
Alexei Stakhanov. Official portrait with coal hammer and miner's lamp.
Agitation brigade in one of the Novosibirsk Region districts
Agitation brigade in one of the Novosibirsk Region districts.
Ivan Likhachyov at AMO plant
Ivan Likhachyov (right) near a car produced by AMO plant.
Constructors of Kuznetsk Iron & Steel Works
Constructors of the Kuznetsk Iron & Steel Works talks near the plant.
Construction of a chemical combine in Berezniki
Team of concreters at the construction of a chemical combine in Berezniki.
Pyotr Krivonos and Alexei Stakhanov
Pyotr Krivonos (left) and Alexei Stakhanov (right)
Inauguration of an agricultural machinery works
Tashkent residents on a square during the inauguration of an agricultural machinery works.
Trolleys with coal in heading face mine
Trolleys with coal come out of 'Golubovka' pit top in Donbass.
Yuzovka metallurgical plant
Workers of the Yuzovka metallurgical plant.
Peat loading on conveyor
Workers load peat on conveyor.
Women even the peat with rakes to dry.
Building Shatura electrical power station
The construction site of the Shatura electrical power station, with the poster reading, "50,000KW turbo-generator is being mounted here by the effort of Young Communist League members and other working young people"
A female Komsomol member and stakhanovka (great toiler) at a lathe
V. Lebedeva, a Komsomol member and stakhanovka (great toiler) from Kirov Plant, at a lathe.
Dnieper hydro power dam.
Magnitogorsk Construction Project
Workers of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works building a mine.
Workers install equipment in a shop of Berenikovsky chemical combine.
Miner at heading face mine
Miner of 'Golubovka' heading face mine in Donbass.
Engine assembly conveyor
Workers of the Gorky automobile works assemble engine on a conveyor.
Donbass Komsomol members get government decorations
Donbass Komsomol members -Shapiro (stands left), Angelina (stands second left), Shpalova (stands third left), Volkov (stands in background) and Zavalishin (stands right) - after getting orders from Mikhail Kalinin (sits second right) in the Presidium of the Soviet Central Executive Committee.
Yevdokiya Vinogradova and Alexander Busygin
Stakhanovtsy (great toilers) Yevdokiya Vinogradova and Alexander Busygin at 'Dynamo' stadium.