Monday, July 20, 2009And came up with this crystal, a book about the American influences on the Soviet Union. So apparently our culture was adored, baseball was briefly made into the national sport of Russia, and 100s of American companies realized the First Five-Year Plan for Stalin. That last point is considerabe, as Stalin's most oft-used architect, Albert Kahn, was also the foremost architect of America - known as the builder of Detroit.
During the First Five-Year-Plan, Kahn built 521 factories for Stalin, a merciless number. The communists paid massive commissions, and by 1933, after only three years of work, Kahn had taken in triple his revenues of the past thirty years in America.
A lot more on this bizarre historical episode in the coming days.
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