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Pomoshnaya was a town in southern Russia, (modern day central Ukraine), about 100 miles north of Odessa. It was a rail hub on the line between Karkov and Odessa.

In 1910, young Indiana Jones, his parents Henry and Anna, and his tutor Helen Seymour passed through Poltava on the rail line, after passing through Poltava on their way from Kuntsevo to Greece.

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The choice to include Pomoshnaya on the map in Travels with Father is not apparent, as the town is relatively small and unknown compared to the other towns and cities listed as travel points. Pomoshnaya is the junction point for rail between Odessa and Kirovograd (and onwards to Poltava and Karkov).