U.S. military documented the funeral procession, as well as everyday life in the USSR.
The only independent kinovideoiskusstva the funeral of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, captured by U.S. army major Martin Mangion, first appeared in the Network. It publishes Now.
Film found a historian from Seattle Douglas Smith, who gave them publication.
Assistant military attache Manchot worked in Moscow for over a year when Stalin died.
From the balcony of the American Embassy, he caught hundreds of soldiers form a long corridor along which the Red square stand the coffin of Stalin.
Then comes a procession of dozens of dignitaries who are holding a massive funeral wreaths.
There is a closeup of the red coffin, the lid of which is something like a window, nearby is the famous military hat Soviet leader. Behind the coffin followed by hundreds of people.
Also seen as the embalmed body of Stalin contribute to the Mausoleum and placed next to the body of the leader of Vladimir Lenin.
It is assumed that Manchot filmed for U.S. intelligence. Therefore, the film is not processed.
In addition to personnel from the funeral of Stalin, published other photos showing everyday life in the Soviet Union, including Kiev and Crimea.
Note that in Russia the approval of Stalin reached a historic high of over 16 years. Among the Ukrainians nearly a third of calls Stalin a great leader.