I found the following on 150 Knots last week:
It is funny, but it also testifies to a truth. As I commented in “Russian Jumper,” had not the winter stopped the French and German invading armies, the women would have done so. Russia demonstrates well how women keep an institution (or a society) going after the men have gone A.W.O.L. Women cannot steer the ship, but they will keep it from going under for a long time. And those Russian broads are tough!