Steppe Front, Poltava, September 23, 1943 1st box A lorry and a half transports an artillery gun in the vicinity of Poltava, the Red Army men push the gun. Panorama of the city (filmed from the top point). General view of passing and standing cars at the bottom of a hill on the outskirts of Poltava. Residents of the city, gathered in the Korpusny Garden, stand at the Monument of Glory, erected in the city in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava in 1709. Women present flowers to the commander of the 53rd Army, Major General of Aviation Prokofy Mikhailovich Taranenko. The Red Army men, surrounded by residents of the city with bouquets of flowers, talk with them on the streets of the city. A truck with Red Army soldiers is driving along Poltava Street, the population is standing along the street, people are greeting their liberators. One of the women is handing out pies to the fighters. General view of the building of the former Public Places (building with columns) on the Round Square of Poltava. Residents of the city, having surrounded with the commanders of the Red Army on Aleksandrovskaya Street, talk with them. One of the women with an armful of flowers hands them over to the officers who are sitting in the car. View of the sign with the street name "VULITSIA OLEKSANDRIVSKA" on one of the houses. One of the residents of Poltava knocks down signs in German from a post, two women stand nearby and look. Commander of the 53rd Army, Major General of Aviation Prokofiy Mikhailovich Taranenko with a bouquet of flowers, surrounded by women and children at the Glory Monument. Major General Ivan Samoilovich Grushetsky, a member of the Steppe Front Armed Forces, stands among the local residents, holding a child in his arms. A Red Army soldier places the Red Flag at the Glory Monument. Residents of the city in the Korpusny Garden are reading a leaflet pasted on a tree. Distribution of newspapers "RADIANSKA UKRAINE" on one of the streets of the city. Residents read newspapers. A group of women with small children on the street of Poltava, after the liberation of the city from the Nazi invaders. An elderly woman is crying. The return of the peasants of the Chutovsky district of the Poltava region to their native places, after the Soviet troops liberated Poltava from the Nazis: a peasant wagon train with children and belongings moves along the road, along Poltava street. A group of representatives of the command on the street of the city, talking with residents of Poltava; among them a member of the Armed Forces of the Steppe Front, Major General I.S. Grushetsky. The commander of the Red Army - a lieutenant colonel is walking along one of the streets of the city with a bouquet in his hand. A cavalryman on horseback rides along the street past one of the destroyed buildings. People on the streets of the city, read a leaflet on one of the buildings. View of the territory of the destroyed and burned enterprises of Poltava - city mill No. 36 and Kruporushka. Smoke comes from production facilities and grain burned down during the fire. General view of piles of burning millet on the territory of Kruporushki. Major General I.S. Grushetsky, accompanied by an adjutant on the territory of the burned-down enterprises, examines the scale of the destruction, talks with women raking the rubble of grain and cereals, takes a shovel and shovels the burning grain out of the pile of grain. 2 box Drive through the city of Poltava past burning houses. Types of destruction in the city: a view of a destroyed and burnt house with columns, where the Karl Marx club was located before the war. View of destroyed and burned down buildings on one of the streets of Poltava; general view of the house burned down by the Nazis, where from 1889 to 1905 the Ukrainian writer Panas Mirny lived (Afanasy Yakovlevich Rudchenko); view of the destroyed and burned building of the Music and Drama Theater named after I. N. Gogol on Gogol Street and the destroyed auditorium in the theater; view of the destroyed and burnt-down building of the Poltava Museum of Local Lore (former building of the Provincial Zemstvo); mountains of rubbish and ash in the interior of the museum; a group of museum employees walks through the courtyard of the museum, looking into the cellars, where the fire continues to burn. Museum staff [Samuylo and Lakmanizova] are pulling out wooden trays with preserved museum items from the basement; view of broken and burnt museum exhibits in one of the destroyed premises of the museum; view of the burned and destroyed building of the Pedagogical Institute; ruins of the house-museum of the Russian writer V.G. Korolenko, burned by the Nazis View of the smoking ruins of a destroyed building. Panorama from ruined houses to the city street. People are walking down the street, a lorry-and-a-half is going by. General view of Lenin Street with destroyed houses. General view of the monument to the Ukrainian poet T.G. Shevchenko, who suffered from Hitler's vandals. A group of people at the monument. Residents of the city in the courtyard of the Poltava Museum of Local Lore, where troupes of people burned by the Nazis lie. The priest performs the funeral ceremony. View of a knocked together coffin with the corpses of 3 people. The people are present at the funeral service.