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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 79. 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/5510.

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Title Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925
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  • 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
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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Original Item Extent xxi, 88 pages, 1 leaf including frontispiece, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles folded plates; 26 cm
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Transcript I Chapter XV THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL MINORITIES TO those who know (and who does not know ?) how the national minorities in the Russian Empire had always been oppressed and persecuted, and the suppressed hatred felt by these nationalities towards their Russian oppressors, it was very strange indeed to hear the cordial expressions of good will and enthusiasm for the Russian Soviet Government expressed by Tartars, Osctins, Georgians, Jews, Kerachais, &c. The U.S.S.R. is a voluntary union of Soviet Socialist Republics, each one of which enjoys the fullest possible measure of autonomy. The following are the constituent Republics of the Union : the R.S.F.S.R., the Ukraine, White Russia, the Transcaucasian Republic (consisting of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia), the Uzbek and the Turkoman Soviet Socialist Republics. The two latter joined the Union in October, 1924. These Republics all united because they have close economic interests in common and in order that they might the better present a united front in international affairs. Each Republic carries on its State affairs mainly in its own tongue, and every help is given by the Central Union authorities to further not only the economic interests of the constituent Republics, but their native cultural interests. In each Republic the interests of the various national minorities are taken into account. Each national minority may have, and has, its own schools and theatres ; in the law courts their case must, where necessary, be conducted in their own language. Special courses, clubs and lectures are organised in their own language and adapted to their state of development. The Jews are a striking illustration of Soviet national policy. Under Tsardom they were persecuted unmercifully. The other races were instigated against them, by playing on the superstitions of the ignorant and on religious animosities, with the result that there were those periodical pogroms, or massacres of Jews, which sent a shudder of horror throughout the world. The Jews had to live in certain prescribed areas, they could not enter to any large extent the schools and universities, or follow the liberal professions. Jewish girls, for instance, who desired to study, say in Petrograd, or to practise as dentists, &c., could only obtain permission to reside in these places either by means of a fictitious marriage or by taking out a " yellow ticket "—that is, an official document certifying that the girl was a prostitute, a prostitute having the right to reside in places prohibited to an honest Jewish girl! The Revolution, of course, changed all this; the Jews enjoy the same political, educational and religious rights as every other nationality. But in view of the fact that other avenues had been closed to them, large numbers of the Jews before the Revolution were engaged in trade, or had small master workshops, and the result was that the Revolution deprived many of them (with no industrial experience) of their means of livelihood. To solve the difficulty, the Soviet Government is carrying out an extensive (63) I