Jacob Ulevich, my grandfather, was born into the Russian Empire. But borders were fluid.
As the 20th century lurched forward, his place of birth, a town called Lenin, was in Poland for a time.
Then the Soviet Union. WWII saw the village destroyed and many inhabitants brutally murdered. Today Lenin is in Belarus.
Lenin is south of Minsk and east of Pinsk. The road
sign looks like this.
In 2006 I journeyed to Lenin. I'm Neal Ulevich of Denver, Colorado, USA. I'm a photographer.