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International Women’s Day!

Posted by: Marta T. | March 8, 2013 Comments Off on International Women’s Day! |

The Russian club is congratulating you on a day on which many countries celebrate the achievements of women in their society. This event has roots in factories of New York city where for the first time in 1857 female workers of the manufacturing plants got together for a protest. They demanded a 10-hour workday as opposed to the 16-hour one for which they were paid mere nothing.
The history of the holiday in Russian can be found here.
And in English here.

Below is a Soviet poster that reads: March 8th – day of rebellion of workers against slavery of the kitchen! Off with oppression and the “routinness” of house life!

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