In summer almost all Soviet pioneers used to go to summer camps. There they lived strictly according to the schedule: awakening at 7 a.m., washing with cold water, morning exercises, cleaning of a territory, lineup, breakfast, endless formations and singing, work in a kitchen, football, games, exercises on a horizontal bar,
dancing and movies about Chapaev in the evening and first kisses and illegal walks to the river at night... And constant lack of toothpaste which became the main tool for pranks. Those who experienced that would never forget the romance of summer camp adventures, those who did not - let them envy...
Today we are going to show you how they pick cotton in Uzbekistan. It's quite interesting cause most part of clothes we wear is made from cotton. In Uzbekistan cotton is one of the main items of income, in 2008 it was the third country in the world according to the export of cotton and the sixth - according to its production.
Just the way people used to be forced to work on collective farms in the Soviet times, practically all students and state employees are made to pick cotton in Uzbekistan. In fact it's a voluntary work nobody can refuse to do. It's not paid for, of course. By the way school children do not participate.
This monument to Artem Sergeev, the revolutioner, loader, dock labourer, secretary of the regional party organization, is the highest sculpture in the style of cubism on the territory of Europe. Its height is 22 meters, with the pedestal - 28 meters. Besides, it's the most massive concrete sculpture in the world
- its weight is 800 tons. It was created within three months from unique concrete (the recipe is lost) without any construction mechanisms. So it's another world record. In the war time the fist of the figure was used as an observation site and gun-nest by both Red Army and Wehrmacht.