29 Jul Meshchane
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In Imperial Russia, denoted a catch-all social class of town residents who did not qualify as merchants or civil servants or laborers. Were considered petty bourgeois.
In the first decades of the Soviet Union, a social class of people who were not working with their hands and whose rights, therefore, were limited. Meshchanin / meshchanka – a man / woman who belonged to that class.
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