USSR is not forgotten

Two Films On the USSR Made in 1961

Paul Richards Minding the Camera in Sochi, Russia, 1961. Photo by Harvey Richards

Paul Richards Minding the Camera in Sochi, Russia, 1961. Photo by Harvey Richards

Harvey and Alice Richards made two films about the USSR in 1961 called A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia, and Part 2: Far From Moscow. On my YouTube channel, pauldr44, I placed clips from all of Harvey Richards’ 22 films in June 2012.  These clips all appear on my web site, http://hrmediaarchive.estuarypress.com, on pages created for each of the films.   Without doing anything else, people around the world started to view them on YouTube.  In June, 2012, the total number of views surpassed 70,000 in 110 countries, and by November, 2013, total views reached 190,000 in over 120 countries.  In June, 2012,  47,000 of 70,000 are for one clip alone called Ordinary Life in the USSR, 1961 which was taken from A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia.  By November, 2013, this clip received 130,000 views of a total of 190,000 for the site as a whole.  Harvey and Alice Richards made this film together.  Alice narrated it.  They took me along, at age 17, to carry the batteries. I am pleased and surprised, to say the least, that the USSR is not forgotten.

Here is the USSR clip:


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