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 
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? 
Walter Nissen                           dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
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