Women’s Day. Astounding stories by women born in the USSR – pioneers and survivors – who reveal their lives from the 1917 revolution to the present day. Intimate, surprising, funny, painful and contradictory – the untold history of women in Russia.
The Nobel Laureate, the ‘Voice of the USSR’, the beauty blogger, the cyber security boss, veterans of Stalingrad and the Leningrad Siege, the exiled feminist, the Tractorist Heroine and many more.
These women were forged in a culture that had officially proclaimed women equal to men. They were told they could achieve it all, but at what cost – and what was the reality?