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    ...The Pskov land.

    ...This is small region in the north of Russia with well developed industry,?

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    Background: ...The Pskov land.

    ...This is small region in the north of Russia with well developed industry, agriculture and culture.

    ...Statistics note that the Pskov region is typical of the Russian Federation/one of the 15 republics of the USSR/ and of all the Soviet Union on the whole.

    ...Like many other farms in the "Putj Ilyicha" collective-farm is versatile.

    ...Its lands have spread for three thousand hectares.

    ...Summer is the busiest season in the collective-farm. The graincrops are nearly ripe. The wheat crops prove to be higher than last year when the farm gathered in 30-35 metric centners per every of the 200 hectares. The similar harvest is gathered in such countries of developed agriculture as Belgium and Denmark.

    ...Flak, indigenous Russian industrial crop, brings in much profit to the farm. Boundless are the "blue lakes" of flax for which the Pskov land is famous from time immemorial. Its new varieties bred in the Pskov land give the highest harvests in the republic.

    ... Cattle-breeding is thought to be profitable in the farm.

    ...Wages of the cattle-breeders ???? are equal to that of a highly qualified worker.

    ...The profit produced by pig - breeding and the herd of cattle which numbers more than 900 heads, makes about one third of the yearly profit of the farm.

    ...How the stocking up of fodders is coming to an end.

    The harvest of fodder grasses this year han't disappointed the collective-farmers' expectations. The farm's cattle will be fully provided with silage for the long and severe winter.

    ...And though there's heaps of work to be done the collective-farmers have started to prepare fields for sowing of winter crops.

    The foundations of the future harvest are laid today.

    ...The crucial moment are they also having at the Pskov machine-building plant.

    The assembly of the fist unit of the new series of artificial-fibre-producing machines is being completed.

    ...The technological process of production of viscose silk on this machine has been for the first time worked out in the Soviet Union.

    ...The unit ensures all stages of viscose treatment beginning from thread production up to their painting and spinning.

    ...The Pskov machine-building plant is one of the biggest enterprises that supplies units for production of chemical fibres.

    The leading textile and worsted factories of the Soviet Union have been furnished with its equipments.

    ...The plant also produces machines for primary flax treatment.

    ...The new unit is the first one out of he thirty designed for the Cherkassky plant of artificial fibre.

    ...The similar machine will be manufactured already this year against the order of the GDR for one of the textile enterprises of the country.

    ...Summer is the season of holidays, and these days the camp of rest of one of Pskov plants is never standing empty.

    ..."Lesnaya Skazka" /Forest Fairytale/such is the poetic name of this resthome.

    ...Amongst the hills overgrown with dense forests where especially now there is much mushrooms and berries, there rises high a building which reminds of a small terem from Russian fairytales.

    ...The small rooms are comfortable and cosy...

    ...spacy and always bathed in sunlight is the big hall...

    ...the doors, walls and ceiling of the three-storeyed terem are panelled.

    ...Here workers spend their holidays, here come for a week-end whose holidays are left far behind; they come alone or with families.

    ...The picturesque landscape is the principal merit of the camp of rest.

    ...The forest air filled with the fragrance of pines,
    ...The proximity of Pskovskoye Lake so rich in fish, is a scope for fishermen and lovers of water trips. All this offers an opportunity for everyone to find a pastime to one's heart.

    ...Pskov can be by right called the "Mecca" of tourists.

    ...Especially many lovers of antiquity wonder about its ancient streets in summer.

    ...The ancient Kremlin of Pskov-is a unique monument of the Russian architecture of the 13th century. Millions of tourists from many towns of the Soviet Union and from abroad come to admire it.

    ...And for either them there is a souvenir made at the Pskov City Industrial factory.

    Headed by artist Pavel Egunts they an making at the factory various souvenirs.

    ...These are carved wooden boards richly decorated with ornaments. Every souvenir is not only beautiful but extremely suitable and handy in household.

    ...Salt-sellars reminding of ancient utensils of inhabitants of Pskov,
    ...wooden scoops,
    ...spice-sets, decorated with poker-work,
    ...their ornament reminds of the folk Pskov embroidery, of wooden patterns of izbas, and of stony lace which decorate the cupolas of ancient cathedrals.

    ...wall miniatures.

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