RUSSIA: Man in a Hurry

The great reinforced concrete dam at Kuibyshev stretches nearly three-fourths of a mile across the mighty Volga River. Behind it lies an artificial reservoir 1½ times the size of Great Salt Lake. In its construction, 6.5 billion cu. ft. of earth was excavated—more than was dug out in the building of the Panama Canal. The huge, pale grey power station housing the 20 turbines is 2,000 ft. long, 200 ft. high —twice as large in volume as the gingerbread skyscraper of Moscow University, the tallest building in Russia.

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