The Czechoslovak legionnaires in Russia often met local women. They paid attention not only to their faces, but also to their character. The social status of women was also important. Most of the contacts were of short duration. In some cases, however, long-term relationships and even weddings also occurred. The most frequent forms were single contacts with prostitutes. This brought about the danger of contagious illnesses, particularly in Siberia and the Far East ravaged by the civil war. Nevertheless, some 'serious' relationships survived and many legionnaires brought their wives or girlfriends back to their home
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