'We study nature and obtain freedom'.From the repertoire of the agit-brigade of former thieves from Povenets.
Quote from a performance of the agitational group consisting of former thieves from Povenets, a city close to the canal.
From: M. Gorky, L. Averbach, S. Firin (eds.), Belomorsko-Baltijskij Kanal imeni Stalina. Istorija stroitel'stva. 1931-1934 gg. (s.l.,
1934), after p. 147.