Thursday, February 05, 2004

Chapter Seven

The Basic Rights, Freedoms, and Duties of Citizens of the USSR

ARTICLE 40: Citizens of the USSR have the right to work (that is, to guaranteed employment and pay in accordance with the quantity and quality of their work, and not below the state-established minimum), including the right to choose their trade or profession, type of job and work in accordance with their inclinations, abilities, training and education, with due account of the needs of society.

ARTICLE 41: Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure.

ARTICLE 42: Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection.

ARTICLE 43: Citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age, in sickness, and in the event of complete or partial disability or loss of the breadwinner.

ARTICLE 44: Citizens of the USSR have the right to housing.

ARTICLE 45: Citizens of the USSR have the right to education.

ARTICLE 46: Citizens of the USSR have the right to enjoy cultural benefits.

From "The New Constitution of the USSR" printed in 1980, pg. 250-252.


Chapter IX

International Economic and Social Co-opertion

Article 55

With a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being which are necessary for peaceful and friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, the United Nations shall promote:

a. higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development;

b. solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems

from the Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice.

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