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Post 09 Nov 2010, 14:45
Does anyone know roughly how many hours people worked a week, etc?

Would it be wrong to say the amount of working hours were similar to those in the West?
Post 09 Nov 2010, 16:37
Just today I spoke to a guy who went to work in the USSR with an FDJ brigade in the 70s, and he said something about 7 hours.
Post 11 Nov 2010, 05:14
Mabool wrote:
Just today I spoke to a guy who went to work in the USSR with an FDJ brigade in the 70s, and he said something about 7 hours.

A week?
Loz
Post 11 Nov 2010, 05:19
In Yugoslavia it was 8 hours a day,5 days a week(though certain people worked on Saturdays too,usually from 8-12/14).


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Post 11 Nov 2010, 05:19
Red Brigade wrote:
A week?

Do you know of any country where working hours would average to like 1-2 hours a day? Not feasible under any system, unless you had so many workers that you could afford to do that, and in something as big as the USSR, that's not possible.
Post 29 Nov 2010, 12:41
In the 1936 Constitution, the working week "for the overwhelming majority" was changed to seven hours a day, five days a week (if I recall correctly). I'm assuming that the whole Eastern bloc followed that as well.
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