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Russia 1959 – The Country Where Women Had Equal Rights with Men [photos]

Posted on March 28, 2018 by tim


An American photographer was in Moscow in 1959 and was surprised to see a lot of Soviet women working equally hard with Soviet men. Often at jobs requiring hard physical labor – like paving the roads here on the photo above.

This is a really hard labor – to throw hot smelly asphalt from a pile into the road.

And women, of different ages were acting equally hard as men.

As you can see there are girl to be of very young age and elder women that can be someone’s babushka.

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4 Responses to “Russia 1959 – The Country Where Women Had Equal Rights with Men [photos]”

  1. p51d007 says:

    You can bet they didn’t do it because they WANTED to, but because they were FORCED to. ;)

  2. Douglas says:

    Even today in 2018 the work ethic of men and women of Russia is often very different from the Western nations. Russia is a very different culture than is usually expected.

  3. Muzzlehatch says:

    Another reason for the recruitment of women for heavy labor was the shortage of males due to the war which was only 14 years before.

  4. KT315 says:

    Why are there so many women in the photo? Because there are simply no men.
    The usual sex ratio is 100 men per 101 women.
    After the Second World War, there were 60 men per 100 women. Of these 60, some are handicapped without a hand or foot. They also worked, but in sedentary works

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