From Russia with love

Fake news and the Bolshevik ‘socialisation of women’

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  • Published 20230207
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-80-1
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

[A]LL GIRLS OF 18 and over are public property and are compelled to register in the free love department of the Bureau of Public Assistance…

That was how, on 20 July 1918, the Melbourne Age introduced to Australia a bizarre but wildly influential claim about the early Soviet Union: namely, that Bolshevism entailed the ‘socialisation of women’.

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