Solovki's main feature is the island's round stones, which look rather like the eggs of the earth. Their origin is no mystery - the granite pieces have been polished and shaped by ice and water over thousands of centuries. Solovki, the island in the middle of the White Sea of the Russian North, is a lesson in severity and fortitude. Quite a useful lesson for Russians, who always seem to be fighting severity of one kind or another.
In October 1942, people in Siberia were surprised to see unfamiliar-looking aircraft appear seemingly out of nowhere. That was the beginning of the Soviet Aircraft Ferrying Division. Some of these aircraft crashed en route to the Soviet-German Front
Over three days, from September 29 to October 1, 1941, delegates from Britain and the United States met Soviet officials in Moscow. An agreement was reached to supply the Red Army and bolster the Soviet war effort against the Axis. The three powers signed the pact under the First Russian Protocol.