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Brezhnev’s Contribution to Peace – Soviet Film Archive

In 1972 Comrade Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was awarded the Lenin Prize for his contribution to peace. Brezhnev had first advanced the Program of Peace at the 24th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

This short documentary shows the award ceremony, which was attended by representative from many organizations throughout the world, such as the Communist Party of Vietnam and the World Peace Council.

On the Soviet Film Project:
At the end of 2008, various comrades regained possession of a cache of films that used to be the film library of the Berkeley, CA branch of the Soviet-American Friendship Society. The collection consists of about 300 films on a variety of topics. They are in Russian with English subtitles, and represent the Soviet Union speaking of itself, in its own voice.

The U. S. Friends of the Soviet People (USFSP) agreed to take possession of these films in 2009, and raise the funds and perform the work to digitize the collection, and to distribute its contents both via recorded media (like DVDs) and via the Internet.

Today, with the funds we have raised, we have finally been able to begin publishing these digitized films. If you would like to support us in continuing to digitize more films, please make a donation to USFSP at .

We do this not to profit from the work, but to preserve the memory of the USSR and its many achievements, and to pass that memory on to future generations.

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