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Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 87. 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/5518.

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(1925). Soviet Russia: an investigation by British women trade unionists, April to July, 1925 - Image 87. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5543/show/5518

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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 bloom, and peasants, both men and women, were strolling along the pathways. When they heard that the British Women's Delegation had arrived they gathered together and gave hearty cheers, and at once started asking eager questions about the life of the peasants in England. Presently a bell rang. It was the dinner bell, and we all went into the beautiful principal Tsarist dining-room, which is now used as a dining- room for the peasant patients. The place was very clean, the tables were decorated with flowers, and in contrasting the difference between the present occupants of this fine hall with those of only some eight years ago, we could not help reflecting that whatever sins the Bolsheviks might be accused of, whatever mistakes they may have committed, however one might disagree with them in details, fundamentally they had done a good and great work. They had been true Socialists in deeds and not merely in words. They had really restored to labour the wealth labour had created. Those who were now enjoying the amenities and beauties of Livadia were the representatives of the class whose labour had created all this luxury, and we confess we did not stop to wonder where the former occupants were ; for us it was sufficient that labour was enjoying the wealth it had created. After dinner we looked round the sanatorium. Everything was in very good order, and very clean ; certain rooms, containing the most costly and finest furniture and pictures, are being kept as museums. Later we had conversations with the peasants, of which we give the following examples :— D. : " How do you like being here ? " P. : " Very much indeed." D. : " Is this very different from your conditions at home ? " P. : " No comparison. I never thought people could have such beautiful houses." P.2 : " We now see how the Tsar used to live, and where our taxes went to." D. : " Is the food good here ? " P.: " Very. Sometimes it is more than we can manage, and then the doctor gets angry. You see this man here, he brought some bread and cucumber with him. He thought he might not get enough to eat." (And here all of them burst into loud laughter, in which the culprit himself joined.) D. : " How long have you been here ? " P. : " Three weeks, and I have already added fifteen pounds to my weight." P.2 : " I have been here four weeks, and I feel I could go back to work now, but I don't say I want to, of course." D. : " What do you think of the Soviet Government ? " P. : " Well, it has given us the sanatorium." D.: " Has it done anything else you specially approve of ? " P. : " Yes, we have more land now than we have ever had before." D. : " But your life is very hard still 1 " P. : " Yes, very ; but it is improving." D. : " Are all the peasants of your village in favour of the Soviet Government ? " P.: " More or less. There are some who do not understand what (71) I