This seminar explores the role of women in the years leading up to and including the Russian Revolutions, as well as in the years that immediately followed. These women deserve to be remembered, if for no other reason that they were important figures in their own right, not just the companions/wives/lovers of the men who made the Revolution. Vadim's presentation is well-researched and he has put together a wonderful collection of photographs, images and even videos, all of which make these women come alive.
Russian history is so complicated! and when you get to the revolution, I find some of it is wonderfully idealistic. the women who fought for these ideals were way ahead of me - as an American Women's lib type, I don't think I could fight as bloody a battle as they did for their ideals.Vadim has done his homework to try to untangle the jumbled web of history!