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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 55. 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5486.

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Title Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925
Contributor (Local)
  • British Women Trade Unionist Delegation
Publisher W. P. Coates
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1925
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Labor unions
  • Women
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Social conditions
  • Employment
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Image
Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
Original Item Location DK265.B67385
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302907~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript u In the latter, particularlj^ amongst the trade unionists, we found the closest comradely attitude of the men towards the women workers. Here the men seemed highly interested in the organisation and education of the women, and we found that almost invariably the active men trade unionists were almost as proud of the achievements attained in the organisation and education of the women as the active women trade unionists themselves. Conversations with Peasant Women The following are just a few typical conversations chosen almost at random from our notes:—• Whilst in Moscow we drove out some forty miles from the town, and stopping by chance at a place where there were a few peasants' houses with women standing outside, we asked permission of the women to look over their dwellings. They agreed willingly enough. We found their places very clean, though rather stuffy, as the windows were shut, and some thick stuff hung over them. On our remonstrance at this shutting out of sun and air, they said it was necessary in order to keep the flies out. We found this practice very common in many parts, especially in the villages of the U.S.S.R. The houses contained three rooms and a kitchen. All the rooms except the kitchen had a bed in them and were furnished comfortably enough, but contained many bric-a-brac and ikons. It should be added that the peasant houses in many of the more out-of-the- way villages are not nearly so good as these. We then questioned the, women :—■ D. : " What are times like now ? " W. : " Very hard." D. : " In what way ? " W. : " Well, you see, the things we sell—eggs, milk, &c,—are very cheap, but the things we have to buy from the town are very dear." D. : " Are they as dear now as they were a year or two ago ? " " No, they are not as dear as then, and they are easier to get W. now." D. W. D. W. " Would you like the Tsar and his Government to come back ? " " Oh, no ! " " Why not ? " " Well, we have more land than we used to have, and they might take it away from us." D. : " Do you work harder than you used to work before the Revolution ? " W. : " I don't know whether harder, but I think we work as hard." D. W D. W. D. " Do your children go to school ? " " Yes." " Are there any classes for adult illiterates ? " " Yes, there are some." " Do many attend them ? " W. : " Yes, a fair number. I did ; and I can now read and write pretty well." When we were visiting a rest home in the Donetz Basin a young peasant woman with a baby in her arms came up to us, and asked us if (89)