World Battlefronts: Men & Mountains

Behind the wild, gloomy Caucasus Mountains lies a sunny valley that not only pours oil into Russia's lap but has cradled many of Russia's top leaders. From Georgia, one of a multitude of small republics and autonomous regions in the Caucasus, Joseph Stalin went forth to power. Georgia also gave to Russia Grigory Ordzhonikidze, late great commissar of heavy industry, and Ordzhonikidze gave his name to the town at the junction of two highways. These and other native sons helped to make the Caucasus strong by granting the states autonomy within the Soviet...

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