RUSSIA: Liquidated Housewives

Josef Stalin, who historically ordered "We must liquidate the kulak [rich peasant] as a class!" has never ordered the liquidation of Moscow housewives as a class—but this liquidation has been going on.

Three years ago Moscow had 600.000 housewives. Today, according to Soviet statistics proudly released last week, there are less than 100,000 housewives in Moscow (total pop. 2,000,000).

This means that 500,000 housewives have full time or part time jobs. Ridiculed by the Soviet Press, a "housewife" is now a Russian woman who has sunk so low that she stays at home, ignoring...

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