Katherine E. Young
Once embraced by Soviet authorities as a celebration of women's liberation under communism, International Women's Day (March 8) stands stripped of ideology, but not consequence. Our author takes the occasion to ask women about their role in the new Russia.
Helen Boldyreff Semler
While their husbands dismantled the Cold War in the late 1980s, Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev were waging a very visible one on their own. Less well known is the low key though active friendship between current First Ladies Hillary Rodham Clinton and Naina Yeltsin.
From intensive immersion programs to laid back educational tours, opportunities to Study Russian language and culture have never been so varied or accessible.
Anyone who dare contest that women hold together the fabric of Russian society has not spent much time in that country.
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