RUSSIA: Plenty of Servants

An erroneous U. S. impression that Soviet housewives have no servants was corrected, last week, by earnest, diligent Commissar of Health Nikolai A. Semashko in somewhat startling fashion. With the total candor of an authentic savant, Comrade Semashko stated:

"Nearly 45 per cent of the females now practicing prostitution in Moscow came from the provinces to work as servants. When such peasant girls lose their positions and are unable to find others, they seem afraid to return home, or unwilling to give up city life, and therefore they prostitute themselves."

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