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    DaveUKagain Guest
    Den Zhenshina`s important for Russian women for the simple expedient that they`re made to feel like second class citizens for the rest of the year. If you don`t have much, then the little you do have becomes much more important.......

    Happy Ladies` Day to all here. ;-)))))))))

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    in Red Guest
    A very curious remark, Dave! But what would you say about the 23 of February then
    I'm ready to agree with you, though

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    Stefania,

    But my dear lady, expat men do honor the holidays (I saluted the okhrana at my building on Soviet Army Day, ooops, Defenders of the Fatherland Day), and the smartest of them honor Russian women by trying to make every day Women's Day.

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    Anastasia Guest
    Originally posted by stefania2003
    Why can't you let them have their silly ex-Communist holidays and humour them? When in Rome etc.....
    Stefania, if I got the idea right about silly and all the stuff, well it's not very polite of you. Correct me someone if I'm wrong.

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    Anastasia Guest
    Dear expat men! I'm so glad to know that there are so many gentleman among you! It's really great!

    Stasy

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    DaveUKagain Guest
    Originally posted by in Red
    A very curious remark, Dave! But what would you say about the 23 of February then
    I'm ready to agree with you, though
    So was Nekrasov (amongst others)

    Доля ты! - русская долюшка женская!
    Вряд ли труднее сыскать

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    in Red Guest
    Originally posted by DaveUKagain
    So was Nekrasov (amongst others)

    Доля ты! - русская долюшка женская!
    Вряд ли труднее сыскать
    It's wonderful how much times have changed
    On the other hand, gives us reasons to say classics is immortal!

    But still there are gentlemen among us, so there is a hope for the best

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    International Women's Day

    Hate to break it to you, but this holiday was actually celebrated in the U.S. first (like May Day). International Women's Day was first observed on 28 February 1909 in the U.S. - it was pushed for by the National SOCIALIST Party....

    It was first observed in Russia on 23 February 1917 (8 March using the Greg. Calendar).

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    ...... and a few years later, the NKVD were pulling women off the street to work on building sites. Mainly because the 1917 Revolution made women and men (theoretically) equal....... you can, I hear, still see female construction workers on building sites nowadays in Russia.

    They need a Den Zhenshina somewhat more than most.......

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