February 01, 1999

Exploring Russia's Sexual Revolution

“It’s pornukha* all over the place,” snaps a sixtyish babushka near Moscow’s Sokol metro. “You can’t even take a walk with your grandson.”

She is talking about the sex-laden ads emblazoned on Moscow billboards. Half-naked women sell everything from cell phones to faxes, from latex paint to shoes. This in a country where, 10 years ago, billboards rarely experimented beyond communist slogans or uplifting images of healthy proletarians.

Make no mistake about it: Russia is in the throes of a Sexual Revolution.

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