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The Flood Control Memorial Tower on the banks of the Songhua River  
   

The Flood Control Memorial Tower on the banks of the Songhua River

The Memorial Tower marks the center of "Stalin Park", which stretches for miles along the Songhua River and also marks the end of the long commercial pedestrian street called "Shongyang Dajie". I was surprised to hear, that a park in China commemorates the Russian Dictator, who started a war with China.
#110 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China ( HARBIN, Part 1: Ice & Snow Extravaganza, and St. Sofia Cathedral )

January 8th 2009
The crowded and long train left my home, cold Taizhou, Jiangsu, at 6:02pm and 24 hours later arrived in what is known as the "coldest" city of China, bone-chilling HARBIN, the capital of China's most northern province of Hailongjiang. The province of Hailongjiang has its borders with arctic Russian-Siberia, and HARBIN looks more like an Eastern-European or Russian city than a Chinese city. Wh ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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