The Anonymous Widower

Kremlin Lets Women Drive The Trains

The title of this post is the same as that of an article in The Times on Friday.

This was the first two paragraphs.

For decades, Russian girls who have dreamt of becoming train drivers or mechanics or captaining a ship have been forced to abandon their ambitions.

Laws prohibiting women from physically demanding employment, or jobs that could harm their chances of bearing children, were introduced by the Soviet Union in 1974, and updated by President Putin in 2000.

No wonder Russia a basket case, as they are not making best use of their resources. As do countries like Iran, Iraq and Syria!

Remember, that during the Second World War, the Nazis didn’t let women work in the war effort.

I seem to remember they lost!

 

 

 

July 8, 2019 - Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. The Soviets didn’t used to be so soft – in World at War 19 Major Anna Nikulina describes how she raised the red flag of the Reich Chancellery on 2nd May 1945

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | July 8, 2019 | Reply

  2. The Soviets/ Russians didn’t used to be so soft in World at War 19 Major Anna Nikulina describes how she raised the red flag over the Reich Chancellery on May 2nd 1945 just hours before the nazis unconditionally surrendered the city.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | July 8, 2019 | Reply

    • I know! There were also the Flying Widows defending Minsk!

      Comment by AnonW | July 8, 2019 | Reply


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