Women in the Soviet Union worked on par with men. Every citizen – no matter the gender – was obligated to contribute to society. The Criminal Code had an article about “parasitism” – aka citizens who didn’t work. But were all Soviet women forced to work?
Considered the most successful artist from the former USSR in the world and one of the founders of Moscow Conceptualism, Ilya Kabakov created works that were more like novels. The characters invented by him lived and died in his total installations; they departed to space, quarreled and dissolved on their way to the future.