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A gritty communist country modeled off of the USSR's Glory days (If you can call them that). Depressing at best, and at the worst... well, we can't tell you about that stuff.

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Kadykchan - Despair

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Kadykchan - Despair

The vilest deeds like poison-weeds- Bloom well in prison-air:

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It is only what is good in Man - That wastes and withers there:

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Pale Anguish keeps the heavy gate - And the Warden is Despair

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-Oscar Wilde

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Krasnodar - Rain

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Krasnodar~ Rain

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

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Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground,

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they want rain without thunder and lightning

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-Frederick Douglass

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Krasnodar - ProgressHuman progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...

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Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice,

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suffering,

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and struggle;

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the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” -Martin Luther King, Jr

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Krasnodar - And the Wheels Will Turn II

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,

blue skies from pain.

Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?

A smile from a veil?

Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?

Hot ashes for trees?

Hot air for a cool breeze?

Cold comfort for change?

And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

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Pripiat - Lessons Learned

A place once owned by nature, claimed by man. Inhabited for an age, built as a gem in the crown of an empire. Tainted by power and controlled by arrogance it is forced to its knees. Abandoned without question, the deed so severe. Nothing to be done but watch it shrink into the horizon, disappearing from sight as they were taken away. A culture's existence,retained in an eternal still life slowly being reclaimed by the forces that held it first. They say mistake is a Buddhist gift, not for the pain of defeat, but for the Lessons Learned.

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I am going outside the SBU for this update to a unique place in what is now Ukraine. Before you bombard me with questions on what happened, I would like to direct you to some information on the event that makes this place important.

And while I have you, I have to say that this is by far my most depressing update so far. So, if you are not into the whole "6.gif that's so sad" kinda thing (and who isn't?) I suggest you find a happier CJ.

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Kalimgrad - Power Principle
"The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct...

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...Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled...

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...presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction...

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...which is called the public good...

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...But in its essence it remains just as baneful...

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...and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. thepowernov2uq4.jpg

...If there is a devil in history, it is this Power Principle."
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-Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin

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Kalimgrad...And the Wheels Will Turn
Shoulder to shoulder they go, long and wearily they stand. Car shuddering, axles screaming, rattling down to where they are told to go. This is all that they have, this is all that there is. In the name of the state it rolls, in the name of the state they must roll, and for the state rumble The Rails.

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Kalimgrad - Sans Forma

Think of a day long past. A day with color. A day with beauty. A day with joy. A day with hope...

...Nothing comes to mind
Only the sights. Only the sounds. Only the smells. Only the flavor...

...Of a world tuned gray
It seems no one can recall. No one can imagine. No one can remember...

...A time out side of The Tenements

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K

alimgrad- Sans Angor
A few small and rugged ships hugged the undeveloped coast of the city that once had been. Loaded by hand were the holds, filled with the few precious goods minted by the skill and knowlege of a generation of craftsmen. Long passed is the age of these things, given way to towering steel hulls, cranes to conquer any weight, and the steam and fire of factories. The old way paved in the name of the strong. Traditions melted to forge the new. A product of the SBU under the flag of progress, The Port.

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The life giving entity stained black by the success of humanity. Kalimgrad's greatest ally is also a nemisis willing to strike back at those daring enough to challange it. Foolish is the man who forgets his place, and frears not The Sea.

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 A industrialist city, Kalimgrad is a main the producer, manufacturer, and exporter of thousands of goods. Some of the larger industries include steel mills , petroleum refineries,  automotive factories, and chemical plants, all of which are aided by the cities location between the coast's seaport and the river that passes through the middle.

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Kalimgrad, Old City, the (mostly) original part of the city from its pre-communist days. Before the housing projects, massive industrialization, and political renovation, Kalimgrad was a small port city of little importance. Fast forward to the present, and it retains but a glimmer of its former personality as tall gray tenements sprout from the quaint olden style.

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The Government buildings:

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And some neighborhoods that have retained some of their charm... If you can call it that...

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And one of the trains that have become vital to the city, being the only mass transit available.

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The bridge that connects one side of the port to the other, crossing two rivers and part of the Old city.

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The main that connects the city to the east side of the port.

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A Brief History: In the shadow of the Soviet collapse in Russia, much of what was the Krasnodar region and The Republic of Adygeya opted to reject the political reform going on in Moscow in the name of preserving Soviet Russia. Bolstered by the area's economic possibilities (given its place on the Black Sea) and overwhelming support of the citizens, Moscow had little choice but to ratify the independence and separation from what would shortly become the Russian Federation. After the instability of the Soviet Union's demise was shaken, The Soviet Black Sea Union was able to grow and develop substantially, slowly  becoming a industrialized nation.

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Independence: September 13, 1991

Government Type: Socialist State

Resources: oil, natural gas, marble, limestone, silica sand, iron and apatite ore, rock salt, timber.

Major Economic Sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Oil, Natural gas, & Chemical Processing, Shipping.

Major Exports: Processed Oil and Chemicals, Manufactured Goods, Metals,.

Currency: IBU Ruble

Capital: Krasnodar

Major Cities: Kalimgrad, Tuapse, Sochi

Land Area: 76,000 km^2

Population: 5,125,221 inhabitants

State Languages: Russian & Ukrainian

Ethnicity: 86.2% Russian 5.36% Armenian 2.57% Ukrainian

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Table of Contents: Please click on the update you wish to see.


Welcome to Kalimgrad!

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Kalimgrad - Sans Angor
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Kalimgrad - Sans Forma
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Kalimgrad...And the Wheels Will Turn
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Kalimgrad - Power Principle
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Pripiat - Lessons Learned
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Krasnodar - Façade
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Krasnodar - And the Wheels Will Turn II

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Krasnodar - Progress

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Krasnodar~ Rain
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Kadykchan - Despair

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