Tselina

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 16:04:08 -0400

I asked previously about the meaning of Tselina.  I have received no 
reply.  But an http://altavista.digital.com search turned up this 
document containing two (relevant?) clues: 
 
   http://www.intr.net/cpss/casiabk/gloss.txt - size 13K - 11 Apr 96 
 
   Tselina (Virgin Lands): Lands in northern Kazakhstan developed 
   under Khrushchev's program to increase the USSR's agricultural 
   potential in the 1960s. 
   Virgin Lands (Tselina): A Region in northern Kazakhstan developed 
   in a "hero" project under Khrushchev to grow wheat and other 
   grains. 
 
Does Tselina mean virgin lands?  If so, does the term refer to an elint 
of, say, revolutionary capability?  Or was Khrushchev's project a big 
success (failure) and the name is a tribute (ironic dig)?  Any more ideas? 
 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                           dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
 
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