INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RUSSIAN STUDIES ==================== ISSUE NO. 4 ( 2015/2 ) WOMEN AND PUBLIC LIFE IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET RUSSIA

Chuka Chukwube
unpublished
In an attempt to correctly x-ray women and their public life in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, there are many salient points and questions that must be asked and answered. It is important to ascertain the level of perception of feminism in Russian population. What rights do women have in Soviet Union and post-soviet era? What is the percentage of women workforce in the two periods under review? How passive or active are Russian women? Their position in many national issues and policy making in
more » ... d policy making in the country; their attitude to violence and war especially in the 1920s; how have Russian women fared under increased cases of male domestic violence against them, etc.? In order to address these issues, the work is divided into different sub-headings with the first chapter giving a general overview of the position of women during the Soviet era. The work gives good assessment of successes and failures of women's organization.
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