Beautiful, but heartrending to think how soon it was all about to be turned upside down.
If only that horrible war had been avoided. . .
At least some parts of the U.S.S.R. were just out of the reach of the Nazis..though many from those areas were conscripted and volunteered for miltary service...but at least some were spared from the grip of the Nazis because they lived just far away enough, like the eastern Caucasus and further east.