August 01, 1996

Here Comes the Nevesta

Marx was scornful. Engels was scathing. In his headier days, Lenin considered
it a deplorably
bourgeois means of oppressing women. But even in Soviet times, Russians got married. Now the way people go about tying the conjugal knot is changing, too. Christina Ling takes a look at
marriage in Russia, past and present.

‘A Heroic Deed of the Soul’


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