National Geographic : 1947 Mar
Carrying Fluttering Banners and Flags, Communist Chinese Gather for a MassMeeting inHarbin Arthur Mathers After Soviet troops withdrew in 1946, these forces took over this important city. Harbin was founded a half century ago when Czarist Russia pressed thebuilding of the Chinese Eastern Railway. The bulbous-domed church is a monument of those days. Thousands of White Russians still liveinthecity (page 405).