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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2021 9:37 p.m. PST

… War in Russia

"On May 18, 1918, almost 800 children left Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg) on a summer vacation in the Urals. No one could have imagined that in a short space of time they would find themselves in mortal danger, that they would travel halfway around the world, and return home only two and a half years later.

In November 1917, Petrograd lived through the Bolshevik Revolution, which was soon followed by a hungry winter. In the spring, educational establishments, together with parents, decided to send 11,000 children in an organized fashion to so-called ‘children's summer nutrition camps' that were scattered all over the country. The goal was to build up their strength and improve their failing health. About 800 children were quite unlucky. Accompanied by several hundred adults, they set off on an ill-fated trip to the Ural Mountains…"

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Legion 420 Jan 2021 8:43 a.m. PST

Interesting …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2021 11:17 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend! (smile)


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