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There are 11 item(s) tagged with the keyword "women".

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1. The Things They Carry

In which a photographer convinces 12 women to share the contents of their magical purses, revealing mysteries of the Russian Soul.

Tags: women
2. A Double Life

An excerpt from the new translation of a novel by Karolina Pavlova (1807-1893), translated by Barbara Heldt.

Tags: gender, literature, women
3. Not Such a Flowering Holiday

March 8 struggles with the duality of being the day of women and the day of “womanness.”

Tags: social issues, putin, holiday, women, international women's day
By Katrina Keegan
4. The American housewives who sought freedom in Soviet Russia

In the summer of 1922, Ruth Epperson Kennell, a children’s librarian, left New York City for the far reaches of Siberia. She travelled with her husband Frank and 132 other ‘pioneers' who were eager to establishing industrial and agricultural communes to aid the ‘new Russia’.

Tags: soviet era, communism, women
5. Full Interview with Zakharova

Maria Zakharova, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department, sits down to talk with Russian Life about what it means to be a woman in a position of influence.

Tags: international women's day, diplomacy, women
6. International Women's Day: A Look Back

Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.

Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
7. Meet Four Russian Centenarians

One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started. 

Tags: history, women, 1917
By Paul E. Richardson
8. Celebrating Women on Women's Day

International Womens' Day; Russia honors the role of all women in Russian culture.

Tags: russia, women, international
By Linda DeLaine
9. Russian Ladies of the Avant-garde

Set against the backdrop of revolution and civil war the Avant-garde period in Russia was very dynamic. In honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we take a look at the lives and works of six very special Avant-garde artists.

Tags: avant garde, women, art
By Linda DeLaine
10. Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War

Told that the Rodina was not in so bad a shape that she needed girls to protect her, these future heroes were sent home to their mothers.  Soon, they were called back and became a crucial element in the protection of their homeland and victory over Nazi Germany.

Tags: soviet, women, pilots, WWII
By Linda DeLaine

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