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Universal sued in 1929, accusing Winkler-Koch of stealing its intellectual property. With his domestic business tied up in court, Fred started looking for partners abroad and was soon doing business in the Soviet Union, where leader Joseph Stalin had just launched his first Five Year Plan. Stalin sought to fund his country’s industrialization by selling oil into the lucrative European export market. But the Soviet Union’s reserves were notoriously hard to refine. The USSR needed cracking technology, and the Oil Directorate of the Supreme Council of the National Economy took a shining to Winkler-Koch - primarily because Koch’s oil-industry competitors were reluctant to do business with totalitarian Communists.

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Apparently, Koch Industries has been rotten to the core since it was founded around the turn of the previous century. Shocking.

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St-John-the-Baptist-Cathedral-Norwich: HDR vertical panorama by Timothy Selvage featuring the dramatic ribbed vault, standing half way down the naive facing west inside norwich cathedral properly known as St John the Baptist, which is the catholic cathedral in norwich. There is also another cathedral simply known as Norwich Cathedral which is Anglican.Norwich is inside the county Norfolk (a mere 5000km2), known as little Holland because of it’s beautiful fenland, broads, dykes and windmills. In Norfolk alone there are 880 churches - so I don’t think I’ll ever runout of churches to take photos of in this lifetime as long as I’m living in the UK!Visit my blog at timothyselvage.com where I share what I’m learning as a photographer in the hope that it will help others. It’s a good place to easily exchange with me.
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St-John-the-Baptist-Cathedral-Norwich: HDR vertical panorama by Timothy Selvage featuring the dramatic ribbed vault, standing half way down the naive facing west inside norwich cathedral properly known as St John the Baptist, which is the catholic cathedral in norwich. There is also another cathedral simply known as Norwich Cathedral which is Anglican.

Norwich is inside the county Norfolk (a mere 5000km2), known as little Holland because of it’s beautiful fenland, broads, dykes and windmills. In Norfolk alone there are 880 churches - so I don’t think I’ll ever runout of churches to take photos of in this lifetime as long as I’m living in the UK!

Visit my blog at timothyselvage.com where I share what I’m learning as a photographer in the hope that it will help others. It’s a good place to easily exchange with me.