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(1923) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen - Tema: Russia
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SANITARY AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS 149
the problem of unemployment can only be ideali
with by a resumption of export.
M. Kalinin also mentioned the difficulty of the
war invalids, for whom hardly anything could be
done during the difficult years through which
Russia has lately passed. Their number is com
paratively fewer than in countries of the West,
for owing to the hardships experienced in Russia
a great number of invalids from the Great War"
have succumbed ; while the civil war has created
fewer of them, because its methods were at the
same time less elaborate and more severe.
According to Kalinin, however, there should be
200,000 to 300,000 registered invalids in all
Russia, 65,000 of whom are in the famine districts.
Help for the invalids [he said] is a question on which we
lay special weight. It has been separated from the famine
question, but the absolute necessity of finding a solution for
it is now very patent. Considering their services to the
country, and the bitterness they feel about being neglected,
the invalids deserve to be treated with special generosity.
Here, then, the foreign philanthropic organisa
tions can still find a field of usefulness and one
whose unpolitical character is beyond dispute. It
would be a great help to send artificial limbs>
especially for invalids who till the soil.
A final problem of enormous moment for the
future of Russia is child-relief.
In the campaign against the famine special relief
was given to the children and some organisations
have even allotted almost solely to children the
foodstuffs they distributed in the famine districts.

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