Commandant's airdrome. (1978)

Film-document №61949 2 parts, Duration: 0:16:41, Black-white to collection Price category G
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Producer LSDF

Director: N. Snegina

Script writers: D. Zhuhina

Operators: M. Mass

Recordist: L. Lerner

Other authors: A. Nikiforov


The film tells about the new residential neighborhood of Leningrad on the site of the Commandant's airfield, historical events related to it, the history of Russian and Soviet aviation, the work of the airfield during the siege of Leningrad.

History | Aviation | Air force

Army | Defense and internal security

Reel №1

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A boy draws a plane with chalk on the asphalt.

Views of new residential areas of Leningrad (top).

Internal vit of the technical room of the telephone exchange.

Employees of the new supermarket go to their places at the beginning of the working day.

Panorama of the vegetable department, fruits and vegetables on the shelves.

Children play in the courtyard of the house.

A girl rides a bicycle.

A boy carries a stroller with children.

Mom swings the girl on the swing.

Girls-plasterers working on the construction of a residential building in the neighborhood "Komendantsky airfield", talk about themselves and their work, answer questions about the history of the neighborhood (synchronously).

Writer Lev Uspensky tells the story of the Commandant's airfield (synchronously).

Bridge over the pond, view of the new building.

An old chapel on the background of a new residential building.

Panorama of a part of the new residential quarter in the area of the Commandant's airfield.

People on the streets answer questions about the history of the Commandant's airfield (synchronously).

Newsreel of the early 20th century: horse racing at the Commandant's Hippodrome.

Starting the engines of one of the first airplanes.

The pilot's feet are on the steering wheels.

Take-off of an airplane.

An airplane in the sky over St.


Ludina is one of the streets of St.


Horse-drawn carriages and riders on the embankment of the Moskva River.

The airplane is taken out of the hangar.

Spectators and cars at the edge of the airfield (panorama).

The airplane is brought to the tarmac.

View of the stands with the audience.

Start of the airplane.

The writer L. Uspensky tells the first flights of airplanes from the Commandant's airfield, about the death of the Russian aviator L. M. Matsievich (synchronously).

Newsreel of 1913: the execution of the "dead loop" by Nesterov's plane.

Spectators at the aviation festival.

Airplanes take off from the airfield.

Tombstone on the grave of Matsievich.

Portrait of Matsievich.

The faces of the plasterer girls.

The student tells about the history of the neighborhood, about the school museum of the history of the Commandant's airfield (synchronously).

Newsreel of the 1920s: passenger planes take off and land at the Commandant's airfield, the story of a schoolboy sounds behind the scenes (synchronously).

Landing of the passenger plane "Junkers".

A military band runs out on the airfield, an airplane and an airship fly over the airfield.

The first secretary of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU (b) Kirov S. M. at the Commandant's airfield, waiting for the arrival of the airship, listens to the explanations of the head of the airfield.

Women with cameras waiting for the arrival of the airship.

The Zeppelin airship descends to the airfield.

A military brass band is playing.

The Red Army soldiers lower the gondola of the airship, the Leningraders greet the airship, the story of Ouspensky sounds behind the scenes (synchronously).

The pilot and the cameraman before departure.

The cameraman is shooting in the air.

The airship is in flight.

Planes at the Commandant's airfield.

The pilot at the plane.

The faces of the pilots standing in the ranks.

OSOAVIAKHIm's cadets board the plane.

Take-off of one of the training aircraft.

Planes in flight.

Landing on the Commandant's airfield of the propaganda plane "Pravda".

The plane finishes taxiing on the airfield.


Kirov Sergej Mironovich -- statesman and political figure
Uspenskij lev Vasiljevich -- writer, linguist, philologist, journalist







Russian cities and regions; Political figures; Literati
Towns and countries; Geography and Nature; Biography; Policy; Persons of arts; Culture and Arts; Literature

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People on the streets of Leningrad answer questions from the authors of the film about the Commandant's airfield (synchronously).

A schoolboy talks about the work of the Commandant's Airfield during the siege of Leningrad, interviews alternate with newsreels of the airfield in the winter of 1941-1942.

Unloading of products from the plane.

Military transport aircraft at the airport during the preparation for departure.

A woman cleans snow with a shovel.

A sentry is on duty at the plane.

A fighter in a caponier under a camouflage net.

Compaction of snow on the airfield with a special sledge.

Take-off of a military transport plane.

The pilot puts on a parachute.

The pilots sit in the cockpit of the U-2 aircraft.

Transfer of the package to the pilot.

Starting the engine.

The U-2 plane is in flight.

A train passes, a memorial obelisk at the site of the duel of Alexander Pushkin.

Kindergarten students walk through the park, accompanied by a teacher.

Writer Lev Uspensky tells about visiting the place of Pushkin's duel during the siege of Leningrad (synchronously).

The children approach the obelisk.

Young people and children on the streets of Leningrad.

The girl's face.

Residents of the district, adults and children, talk about their attitude to it (synchronously).

Children talk about their parents ' professions (synchronously).

Babies in strollers.

Children's faces.

Panorama of the courtyard and the view of an apartment building, the windows of the house.

Photos of the flights of the first Russian aviators.

Types of new residential buildings in the area of the Commandant's airfield.

Newsreel of the 1930s: the take-off of U-2 aircraft.

People watch the flights of planes.

The propaganda plane "Pravda" in flight, alternates with modern shots of new residential buildings in the area of the Commandant's airfield.

The pilot zips up his jacket.

Compaction of the airfield surface in winter with a weighted tractor sled.

The girl's face.

Panorama of the construction of residential buildings and a new residential quarter.


Uspenskij lev Vasiljevich -- writer, linguist, philologist, journalist







Beginning of the blockade of Leningrad; Construction; Russian cities and regions; Literati
World War II; History; Sectors of the economy; Towns and countries; Geography and Nature; Persons of arts; Biography; Culture and Arts; Literature