Svetlana Savickaja: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti
In Russia very few women astronauts because of the lack of hard command from his superiors and the deliberate disqualification in the selection process. This was stated by the Soviet cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Svetlana Savitskaya, who is now a Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence, reports TASS.
“The team’s hard not to recruit women, so again, the set goes and weed out, do not hesitate in conversation to say that women don’t need them”, she said. Savitskaya said that most women turned away at the medical stage, because “you can always find a reason to not miss, especially if psychologists begin to write”.
In addition, the MP said that the same situation was observed in Soviet times. As an example, she described how her and her understudy Irina Pronin twice expelled from the training due to the fact that “any piece of paper was not issued, an order was not.” She added that they stood for the former General designer of NPO Energia (now RSC Energia) Valentin Glushko.
Savitskaya said that women in space the unit will not be more “while boss is not banging a large fist.”
Earlier in Russia were counted, the extent of gender inequality. So, according to the world Bank “Women, business and the law — 2019” Russian women are only three-quarters of those rights that there is in men. The situation is similar, for example, in the developing countries of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. The study notes that Russians have problems with employment, remuneration and conduct of business. They are also not protected from domestic violence.
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