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Russian Women's Problems With Heavy Machinery

If you're a woman in Russia and you want to be a stallion breeder, an oil driller, or a subway driver then you're out of luck:

From Reuters:

A young Russian woman will challenge regulations that ban women from driving trains on the metro after the Supreme Court rejected her legal case on Thursday, local media reported.

Student Anna Klevets applied to work as an assistant driver on the chandeliered underground system in Russia's second city, St Petersburg, last November.

But she was turned down on grounds that women cannot work with dangerous heavy equipment, Itar-Tass news agency reported.

Read the full story here.

-- Luke Allnutt

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