In 1918 American Red Cross volunteers in Russia’s Far East heard rumors about abandoned children in Siberian forests. They set off on a rescue that would turn into an extraordinary around-the-world journey.
Vladimir Lipovetsky, on a visit to Moscow, displays some of the photos and memorabilia he found while working on a book about nearly 800 Russian children stranded in Siberia in 1918 who were rescued by the American Red Cross. Train lines back to their homes in Petrograd -- now St. Petersburg -- were cut, so the Red Cross sailed them around the world, to California, through the Panama Canal to New York, then to France, the Baltic Sea and Finland. Kathy Lally/The Washington Post Buy Photo