Visit to the Soviet Union

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A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: Women of Russia
Women of Russia resulted from a 1961 photographic tour of the Soviet Union which focused upon the work, housing, education, child care and medical facilities available to women in a…
A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 2: Far From Moscow
Far From Moscow shows the conditions of women and children in Soviet cities of Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Irkutsk, Siberia. The film focuses on work, housing, education, child care and medical…

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