Influence of the First World War on the Status of Women in the Russian Empire (on the Example of Governor-Generalship of the Steppe and Turkestan Territor

2019 Bylye Gody  
At present, the history of women during the First World War is of great interest, when they became an independent and strong part of society under the influence of the impending threat, able to bear all the hardships of wartime on their shoulders. The article discusses the political and social consequences of the First World War, the impact on the status of women in the outskirts of the Russian Empire, in particular, in Governor-generalship of the Steppe and Turkestan territory. The main group
more » ... ry. The main group of sources includes archival documents of the Central State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan (TsGA RK). The object of the study is the features of the socio-economic status of women during the First World War. The subject of research is the socio-political activity and mass protests of women, motives, the results of the speeches, the harsh measures of the authorities against women. Using the materials of the Central State Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan as an example, the role of such factors as women's performances as economic need, high cost, shortage of essential goods, the important role of rumors, men's participation are shown. The causes, course, specificity, consequences of women's performances, growth of women's consciousness are analyzed.
doi:10.13187/bg.2019.2.901 fatcat:v5zgbx2ahjeifaermunazgwlya