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This third film in the Pepperdine College sponsored "Crisis for Americans" film series uses newsreel footage and narration to examine the history of communist Russia from the Russian Revolutions of 1917 to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Released in 1963, the film seeks to connect Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev through the communist discourse of "Peaceful Coexistence," which is depicted as thinly veiled imperial aggression. The film begins with a spoken introduction by Alexander Kerensky, exiled by communists in 1917, and features narration by William J. Teague, Vice President of Pepperdine College, and Harry Von Zell, radio, television, and film personality.