Building the Fergana Canal 5

Building the Fergana Canal
(Above: Uzbek Peasants building the Canal. Notice that instead of large trucks to move dirt, there was a large wagon instead.) The year is 1939, imagine building a canal over 167 miles long in under forty-five days. The best part is, you do not have any heavy machinery to work with, only shovels and picks. ...

Final Blows to the Церковь (Orthodox Church) 4

Final Blows to the Церковь (Orthodox Church)
Pictured above is the destruction of Church Belles for the valuable metal that they were made of. In the standard Russian home prior to the revolution, no matter how big or small, there was one thing that was almost always present on the wall. An Icon corner was somewhere that you could go to pray, ...