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Our common history has been full of events, both happy and sad. But people of our countries have always been cooperating and supporting each other. When Volga Region was suffering from famine in 1922, orphans were evacuated into the central regions of Russia; 33 children were adopted by Mogilev province families and were treated the same as their own children.

According to one of the archive documents, 9000 people were to be resettled from Mogilev province in 1926. But the number of volunteers to leave for Russia was much higher – 2767 families (16520 members). The majority wanted to move to Enisei province (3190 people), Amur province (1335), Priamurskaya province (1455)… The volunteers were organized into 25 agricultural communities, and got support in settling there down…

During the post-war period brotherly republics gave the destroyed Belarus every possible assistance. On March 10, 1944 “Udmurtskaya Pravda” published a telegram to the secretary of Mogilev regional committee I.N. Makarov, stating that “Collective farms of Udmurtskaya SSR have sent 40 tractors, 18 harvesters, 10 cultivators, 100 seeding-machines, 1000 head of livestock, etc. for liberated regions of Belarus. Hundreds of machine tools, different equipment, mass consumption goods have been provided by local plants…”.

In spite of all hardships, Belarusians also tried to help brotherly republics. According to the respective decision of Mogilev regional committee from September 25, 1945, the region sent 27400 tons of potatoes, 200 tons of vegetables for Leningrad population.

The early 60-ies marked the beginning of constructing hydropower stations in the eastern regions of Russia. Komsomol members from Mogilev region took active part in the project. 150 highly-qualified specialists were sent to “Angarstroi” in Irkutsk region in March, 1964. Thousands of komsomol members from Mogilev region went to Kazakhstan to partake in virgin land development.

In 70-ies a large-panel construction plant was constructed in Mogilev at short notice thanks to help of Leningrad specialists. It gave a stimulus to housing construction, and promoted 82.5 thousand of sq.m. of housing commissioned annually. Thus, thousands of Mogilevers got opportunity to move from old communal flats and barracks into new apartments.

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