Thursday, March 09, 2017

Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport 

Helen Rappaport

Caught in the Revolution; Petrograd, Russia, 1917--a world on the edge.  Interesting book about the westerners and foreigners caught in the Russian Revolution, which using the old style calendar was 100 years ago in February, but new style is, wait for it, March 8, 1917. Yes, yesterday's march against Donald Trump has been a Communist holiday for years. That's why they wear red.  I was asked to review this title. So I'm plugging it here again. Great read.

The marches began with food shortages in Russia, but in the U.S. there are no shortages except gullible women and the knowledge of history and the goals of the American Communists. Their number one goal is to de-christianize the country, which is why they don't mind going soft on how radical Muslims treat women, gays, the poor, etc. 

The Russian women didn't even get the day off work until 1965! (From Wikipedia)  "Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai and Vladimir Lenin made it an official holiday in the Soviet Union, but it was a working day until 1965. On May 8, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women's Day was declared a non-working day in the USSR "in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defense of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace. But still, women's day must be celebrated as are other holidays." "

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