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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 57. 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/5488.

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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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  • Text
  • 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
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript ^ we were the British delegates. We answered in the affirmative, and she told us that she lived in a neighbouring village, and having heard that we had arrived, she came along, as she was anxious to see us with her own eyes. D. : " You take an interest in what happens outside your own country ? " W. : " Yes, although I have not much time; as yousee, Ihave a young baby." D. : " What do you think of present conditions for the peasants in Russia ? " W. : " We have to work very hard, but things are improving." D. : " Are the peasants of your village content with the Soviet Government ? " W. : " On the whole, yes ; although they grumble at the hard times." D. : " What about the women in your village ; do they take an interest in the Government ? " W. : " Some do ; but a lot do not." D. : " Why don't they ? " W. : " They are not used to it, and in some cases their menfolk discourage it; in others they have no time." D. : " About how many of them voted in the last Soviet election ? " W. : "I should think about half of the women in my village voted. Most of the younger women certainly did, but few of the older women took much interest." She then questioned us very intelligently on things in England. When paying a visit to the former Tsarist Hunting Grounds near Y^alta, neighbouring peasant women were very friendly. They provided us with a boiling samovar for tea, and we invited them to share our meal, after which we conversed with them. D. : " Have you lived here long ? " " Oh, yes ; we were born here." " Are you any better off now than you were before ? " " We don't know ; we worked before, we work now." " Have you or your people any more land than you used to W. : D. : W. : D. : have ? ' W. : D. : W. : D. : W. : " Yes, I think so." " Do you vote in the Soviet elections ? " " No, we don't know anything about it." " Have you heard about the Soviet Government ? " " Not a great deal." It was clear that the new life had not penetrated there amongst the womenfolk, although the peasant men we met there were active workers in the Soviets—but they seemed to hold that a woman was a woman and ought not to concern herself with social and political subjects! A great deal of work and effort will have to be expended before the women in the villages are enlightened enough to take advantage of their rights and privileges and to take part in the public and social life of the country. Nurseries in country areas are being opened as means permit. Thus, in the Moscow province there are already 161 such nurseries, for 4,000 children. During the summer of 1924, 800 creches were opened in the villages of the R.S.F.S.R. These nurseries are opened in time for the (41)