Heroines Of Soviet Labor

Equal under the law and ubiquitous in the workplace, women nonetheless face a hard life in a society dominated by men. Yet help may be on the way

"I spend most of my time in the kitchen or shopping. I spend hours looking for clothes and food. There are no kitchen appliances -- mixers, graters, dishwashers, clothes dryers, appliances that make women's work easier. I get tired a lot. Really tired."

---A young Moscow woman

Life is tough for Soviet women. Really tough. Overworked and underappreciated, most of the Soviet Union's 149 million women fight an uphill battle simply to survive the daily grind -- an endless race against time in the effort to juggle job, housework and child care. The average Soviet woman has few modern conveniences, gets...

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