RUSSIA: Rhapsody in Red

The Soviet Government last week tightened up its already tightened divorce laws, otherwise encouraged the production of more babies, and sent the Moscow press into rhapsodies on the bourgeois subject of motherhood.

Cooed Izvestia: "In human speech, there is nothing more pure and exalted, nothing more tender and holy, than the word 'mother.'" Declared the Communist Party's Pravda: "Motherhood is the inexhaustible source of human rapture." Pravda then quoted the late Maxim Gorky:

"Without sunshine there are no flowers.

Without love, there is no happiness. Without woman, there is no love. Without the mother, there is neither poet nor hero."


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