There were so many good posts and such a good array of topics this week! Besides the red star and comrades corner honorees, there were also wonderful discussions of the Stakhanovite movement and new labor laws, the building of the Great Fergana Canal, the 1936 Constitution, film, the opera, and of course, the purges…lots of purges. Certainly one of the main themes that comes from looking at all of the posts is the amazing juxtaposition of achievement and success (building the Metro, the Fergana Canal) against the trauma and tragedy of the Purges. I’m eager to see how the voting for student’s choice turns out. Have a good fall break!