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Prostitution in the Soviet Union was not officially recognised domestically as a social phenomenon until Prostitution was regulated in pre-revolutionary Imperial Russia , with laws requiring registration, regulated living conditions, and rights and obligations for brothel owners. In the textbooks on Soviet criminology, it was argued that social sores such as prostitution, drug addiction, etc. In the Soviet Encyclopedic Dictionary , published in , it was stated that prostitution arose in a class of antisocialist society and is widespread under capitalism. The topic of prostitution in newspapers , journals and in contemporary writing was taboo.

‘There is no sex in the USSR!’ - what’s behind that mysterious claim?

Double life, a short history of sex in the USSR | Humanity

Skip to Content. When the world thinks of the consequences of the Soviet Union collapse in , sex trafficking is certainly not the first to come to mind. The image projected to the world during this time was a politically and economically unstable regime in dire need of rehabilitation. But the collapse of the Soviet Union left the Russian state weak and showed promise to traffickers internationally of Russia being involved in all aspects of the sex trafficking industry. For the purposes of sex trafficking, women and children are primarily targeted as they are the most vulnerable.

Prostitution in the Soviet Union

A closed country behind the Iron Curtain, the USSR was full of mystery to the outside observer, which frequently led to exaggerated, often incorrect coverage. During the Cold War, both American and Soviet media exaggerated the facts, putting their own spin on the news. One of the questions from Boston was about Soviet advertising.
There was always an aura of taboo around sex in the Soviet Union. At the same time, there was, of course, sex. And a lot of it — no less than there is now. It's just that talking about it was considered embarrassing and indecent. What she actually said was that there was no sex on television.