THE BABUSHKAS WHO HAD IT ALL | Soviet women over 70 today have not had it easy. They lived through many of the 20th century's horrors - WWII, Stalinism and Communism. But what many people outside the former Soviet Union are unaware of is that in contrast to large numbers of their contemporaries in the West, many of them had long and satisfying professional lives.

Zina, 84, librarian.

Ia, 74, construction engineer.

Galya, 84, studio manager, state radio.

Bronya, 98, civil engineer.

Tatyana, 72, construction engineer.

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