RUSSIA: Big Lever

Under a blazing August sun, hundreds of Ukraine officials and thousands of grimy Soviet citizens stood on the banks of the Dnieper one day last week and listened to oratory. The occasion was the official opening of the largest hydroelectric plant in the world: Dnieprostroy, built in five years at a cost of $110,000,000. Oratory was not the only thing turned on. Already in action were five of the nine great turbogenerators that will eventually produce 800,000 h.p. Water raised by the great concrete wall will make the Dnieper navigable up nearly...

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