One of the characteristics of the communist system was TV coverage of long speeches by communist leaders. On average, they could last for 2 hours in Poland, in other countries like Romania, East Germany about 4, in Cuba even 7!
Here, hardened communist Gomułka delivers a speech on 1 May, Labour Day, one of most important festivals at the time, in 1960s. Gomułka`s speeches were exceptionally revolting due to linguistic peculiarities and unusual intonation. Yes, he was Polish but a complete simpleton.Comrades and citizens!!
One of the characteristics of the communist system was TV coverage of long speeches by communist leaders.
In 1980s many speeches were made by communists in uniforms:
Declaration of martial law in 1981 by Gen. Jaruzelski
Gen. Kiszczak rants on anti-communist street protests of 3 May 1982:
A year later, 1 May 1983, BBC broadcast this report from Warsaw anticommunist protests: