Main farm of M.Gorky's kolhoz was located in the village of Pawlowka, 16 kilometers east of the town of Alga. Its coordinates: 49.871240,57.542180.
There really was bigger meal - squeezing of milk. It was closer to the train station (ALGA). There is a river Schulak.
I looked a little information about the deportation of Poles in the Aktobe region. As of January 1, 1941 were 650 Kolhoz and covhoz, grain yield was horrendously low - about 0.35 tons per hectare (!!). Not surprisingly, there was a famine all over the place. But hunger is not killing people. Disease killed people - the entire area (270,000 square kilometers) had only one (!) Clinic, 21 bad Hospital (828 beds), 77 doctors, 107 nurses and 163 paramedics.
In 2008, the village Pawlowka, based Orenburg Cossacks, renamed, its name is hard to pronounce, even me: Eset Batyr Kokiuly. The horror.
Apparently, the Aktobe region will be the next one, which I will explore in the Rommer list.
Stan from M.
From: petermuskus <muskus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:36 PM
Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Re: Kazakhstan Deportations
You've done very well so can you find Maxim Gorky kolkhoz "a much larger village"? This was the second farm they moved to because TokManSay did not have enough food to see them through the winter. It was also near Alga or Aktyubinsk.
> Tokmansay (Alga rajon, Aktobe oblast) -Â Google: 49.835160,57.935720
> See my map.
> From: petermuskus <muskus@...>
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> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:22 PM
> Subject: [http://www.kresy-siberia.org/] Re: Kazakhstan Deportations