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Moscow metro hires first female train drivers in decades

By AFP
20 February 2021   |   6:34 pm
Since January, women have been allowed to operate trains in the Moscow metro system — a job that used to be one of several hundred that were forbidden for women in Russia. But the Russian Ministry of Labor has now reduced that list to 100.

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