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Stakhanov On Film

Fascinating 1938 video from the Russian State Film Archive about Aleksei Stakhanov, the legendary worker who became an icon of Soviet labor.

The eastern Ukrainian city of Stakhanov is currently preparing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Stakhanovite movement. Stakhanov, unfortunately, died an alcoholic in a psychiatric hospital in 1977.

-- Luke Allnutt

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