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Red Tourism: The Journey Begins

Children of Chinese revolutionaries share the secret of their past

Hidden away in the USSR during China’s revolution, these children of China’s first communist revolutionaries were raised in a special Soviet boarding school and felt more Russian than Chinese. Now, more than 70 years on, Beijing residents and childhood friends Li Duoli and Zhao Qilian, aka Tolya and Ira, are planning a trip back to their fondly remembered second ‘homeland’.