National Geographic : 1918 Aug
A TYPICAL VILLAGE PRIEST: RUSSIA What the attitude of the Ukrainian Government will be in matters of religion is as yet conjectural. The revolutionary movement throughout Russia as a whole has been anti-clerical. The Russian peasant, however, is innately devout. Photographs by Nevin O. Winter THE GREAT STACKS OF STRAW LEFT AFTER TIIRESHING: UKRAINE It was the vast, grass-covered steppes which first attracted the roving Cossacks to the Ukraine. These same steppes, when put under cultivation, yield bountiful harvests of wheat. It was on Ukrainian grain that Germany expected to feed her millions after the treacherous treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which was designed to dismember the Russian Empire and leave it helpless in the hands of the despoilers.