THE SATELLITES: Oldest Profession

"It is evening. The streets of Moscow are bright with lights. In the crowds you notice suddenly the face of a woman. She has an artful smile and a nonchalant manner. The woman walks slowly along the sidewalk and looks men in the eye. Later at the police station we meet Nadezhda M. She is in no way ashamed. Finally she is free, for one cannot put her in jail. There is no specific law."

—Moscow Trud

There is no specific law against prostitution in the Soviet Union or in the Soviet satellite countries,...

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