The USSR blessed and tried to convince everyone else that it was the most antique country in the world and that there was no prostitution. Of course, this is not true, but the highest quality bean peel. During the USSR, there were street daughters, just like in any other corner of the world. However, it is the most important profession, and it also existed in the USSR, but as if underground. In essence, the situation in the USSR with moths was similar to that with “speculators”, namely that these people met the same needs and provided the same services that were freely available in the “rotting West”, only the USSR was much more complicated and less secure.
If once there were no girls in the USSR, then back in 1956, the USSR law enforcement agencies had compiled one very interesting document in which the ‘ communal opera men’ had listed and collected information about some 600 fence squirrels gnawing nuts and cones in Leningrad at that time. (these are only the triggers that managed to be counted during the operational activities). At the time, it was found that the shy ladies copied their customers at train stations, city parks, expensive restaurants, and cafes.
Places, prices and non-existent laws
During the investigation, Leningrad investigators found that the Soviet prostitutes working process with nothing different from a prostitute working the process in other countries, namely meitieši invited customers to your home or to some early preparation Pritoni , generally, it was an old Babushka apartment also Babul from it all bounced off. It was also possible to talk in a taxi (everything was agreed with the driver, so it disappeared for a while), or in a quiet staircase, on the stairs, or in an abandoned yard (there was no shortage in Leningrad at that time).
The price of the moth in the 1950s ranged from 25 to 100 rubles, which would have been only 2.5 to 10 rubles after the 1961 monetary reform. A bottle of vodka in the USSR before the military intervention in Afghanistan cost 2.87 rubles, but a good lunch – about a ruble, so calculate for yourself whether it was a little or a lot.
The most interesting thing in this whole story is that, unlike the speculators who were actually imprisoned for speculation, the street daughters of the USSR did not exist de jure, so there was no special article on prostitution in the USSR criminal law. Nevertheless, the infestations were held administratively and criminally liable for other side offenses, such as profanity, loud behavior, petty hooliganism, and so on. In general, the situation did not differ much from the situation in other spheres of ordinary people in the USSR. For the daughters of joy, there was one principle: “the ass is, but there is no word.”
In order to hold the poor street daughters accountable for the side violations committed, campaigning for these women on city streets was organized and carried out from time to time. This was done not only by the militia, but also by all kinds of “volunteer policemen”, communist youth units, and militia support brigades.
Spicy scenes with scenes in militia districts can often be seen in Soviet art films. It turns out that there are prostitutes in militia papers and Savoka’s art films, but never in communist reality?
At the beginning of the 1970s, an interesting stage in the lives of Soviet joy girls began. According to the results of criminological research, the so-called “elite prostitute” variety appeared in those years. These ladies opened their legs and did other miracles just for the currency. As in the case of speculators, there was a whole infrastructure, including hotel management, which provided a working environment, restaurant management, which took responsibility for reserving tables in time for the needs of the street daughter and the client. For this, of course, everyone involved received a share of the street daughter’s income.
At the same time, the KGB realized that it could benefit from this situation, so most of these “elite” servants who served foreigners became KGB agents. They were given various tasks, such as squeezing out information from a client, tracing someone, taking a photo of someone, making photocopies of documents, etc., or simply collecting compromising information about a person/client.
This cooperation between the “elite schools” and the KGB worked particularly closely during some of the global events held in the USSR, such as the 1980 Olympics. During the Olympics, the recruits worked in the Moscow hotels Rossiya, Metropolis, Inturist, and Belgrade, as well as in the Kyiv hotel Rusy. As far as we know, during the Olympics, all the usual street daughters were taken out of Kyiv, leaving only the “elite Chekist girls”, thus giving them a special opportunity to reach foreign clients who have to be treated as they should.
A hierarchy that has survived to the present day
This business of the elite street daughters of the USSR also had its own hierarchy. It appeared in Soviet times and has not changed much since the collapse of the USSR. At the very top are elite girls who only worked as currency in expensive hotels. Then comes the lower-ranking ordinary, who continued to give up on wooden rubles, finding customers often in cafes, restaurants, and similar places, and then providing services in a trap house Unlike the elite, the usual engaged in it only to earn outside work in factories and collective farms.
At the very lowest purchasable women Hot was in the street daughters, who really worked on the streets, at railway stations, and on highways, their customers were generally Fur leaders and other šoferīši. Among the lower caste were the most sex workers with STDs, and many of them were criminally charged for poisoning clients with clofelin and collaborating with thieves by passing on valuable client information to clients for purification.
From the beginning of perestroika, in the late eighties, the daughters of the street began to work much safer and more openly, often in a way forcing ordinary Soviet citizens and even militia to die of envy.
Here are memories of the events of that time from an Internet forum, “Between 1983 and 1989, one tweak with an elite class prostitute costing $ 50, all night with $ 200 to $ 300” but they were high-class prostitutes. The girls were in first grade, higher education, knowledge of foreign languages , and they were all registered. ”
Here are memories of lower-class ordinary valleys, “Customers usually did not visit these women empty-handed. Then the workers had enough money not only to pay for simple sex but also for the atmosphere. It’s only nowadays – a worker just wants to just push a few times and everything… ”
At the same time, with the onset of perestroika, many journalists promised to publish countless articles on prostitution in the USSR, from which they could learn a lot:
The article is originally published on vatastan.com