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Links on this page lead to English-language materials.
Эти ссылки ведут к материалам на английском языке.

These links relate to Russian women in history, religion, sport, personal memoirs and assorted bits of culture which didn't seem to fit on any other page.
See Bibliographies & Books for more resources on Russian women's history.

Women in Russian History: from early times to the Revolution
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 - By Maria Kotovskaya, Center for Ethnographic Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Medieval Russia: Women and Family
a selection of resources and short articles from the Slavic Interest Group of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Anastasia Premiere Frightens, Perplexes
Anna Badkhen reviews a Russian audience's response to a very silly American cartoon movie. St Petersburg Times, March 1998.

The Return of Catherine the Great
Tony Lentin gives the latest upgraded assessment by historians of Russia's larger-than-life empress, 200 years after her death. (History Today, December 1996)

Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
Introduction to this outstanding mathematician, with links to further online resources and booklist.

Women and Terrorism
Carolyn Smith at Columbus State University has created a useful introduction to women in Russian radical revolutionary groups of the late 19th century: the Populists, People's Will, etc.

Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952)
Overview of Kollontai's life and achievements, with writings archive and images gallery.

A Big Red Banner
83K image of the banner sent by "the working women of Krasnaya Presna" in the Soviet Union to "the fighting British miners and the British miners' wives" in 1926.

Victorian or Amazon? The Russian Woman Under the First Five-Year Plan
Soviet women of the 1920s and '30s. By Abbye Needham.

Nachthexen (Night Witches)
an introduction to the Soviet women combat pilots of World War II, written by Phyllis-Anne Duncan, drawing on the Night Witches book by Bruce Myles.

Soviet Women Pilots in the Great Patriotic War
A lovely detailed website with lots of photos and biographical info.

Soviet Women in Combat in World War II
Books written and translated by Kazimiera J. (Jean) Cottam, Ph.D.

Russian Women in Alaska's History
describes the influence on Alaska of four women: Catherine the Great, Natasha Shelikof, Anna Baranof, and Irina Yanovskii.

From Suffragettes to High Fashion: Women's Magazines in Pre-Revolutionary Russia
this article from the IREX Frontline newsletter, Winter 1998, outlines the research of Jane Gary Harris (University of Pittsburgh). Includes a few nice pictures of magazine covers.

Women's Clothing in Kievan Rus
10th to 15th centuries. Descriptions, terminology, illustrations. Translation is rather rough, but this level of detail isn't available in English anywhere else online.

See some color plates from the History of Costume: Russian women's dress in the 17th and 18th centuries, or the late 19th century - and more.

Russian and Soviet Costume
Illustrations of costumes from medieval times onwards: for example, women's clothing patterns in St Petersburg 1905-1913. This page also gives many links to further resources. It is part of The Costumer's Manifesto site, run by Tara Maginnis in Alaska.

On the Covering of Heads
By tradition, women have to wear something on their heads in a Russian Orthodox church, and this page describes the church's reasons for this requirement.

Russian Women's Home of Mercy
review of the establishment and development of a shelter for needy and elderly women, run by the Russian Orthodox church in San Francisco.

A few women saints of the Russian Orthodox Church:

St Ksenya of St Petersburg is known as the patron saint of family happiness.

The Historical Orthodox Deaconess - with icon gallery.

Concerning Women's Ordination
The position of the Russian Orthodox Church, by the Rt. Rev. Alexander Schmemann: "the Orthodox Church has never faced this question, it is for us totally extrinsic..."

Saints and Spirit-Bearers: Models for Orthodox Women
paper by Mother Maria Rule at the international Orthodox women's conference in Istanbul, 1997.

The Orthodox Woman and Feminism
From Orthodox America. Quotes from Tatiana Goricheva and Alla Sariban.

Russia: Women in Ministry (scroll down the page for Vol. 6, No. 1)
An interdenominational women’s conference on evangelism was held in Moscow in June 1997. Conference reports and other articles in English about Christian women in the former Soviet Union are published in the East-West Church and Ministry Report, Vol. 6 No. 1, Winter, 1998.

Eastern European Goddesses
An overview of female deities from Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Siberia.

The Malachite Casket: Mistress of the Copper Mountain
The Lady of the Copper Mountain is a folkloric goddess figure from the Ural Mountains region. Story re-told in English here by Kathleen Hommer-Olson, who runs the Mything Links website. Great illustrations, too.

A Little Jewish Girl in the Russian Pale, 1890 by Mary Antin

Leningrad Memories: Part 1 and Part 2
by Lyudmilla Anopova, who fled Leningrad when she was 11 in 1942, during the great siege of World War II.

Russia, twenty years later
"The phone rings in my Grandmother's house in Washington, D.C. and in Yiddish my Grandma hears her sister's voice for the first time in 58 years. I went to Russia with my brother in 1976..." Carol Polakoff has created a website about her family's history and reunion.

Anastasia Kharchenko
from Ryazan arrived in the USA under the American International Student Exchange Program. When her host family changed their minds about keeping her, she had nowhere to go. (The Examiner, June 28, 1997).

Maria Arbatova: Russia's Chief Feminist
Author, playwright, and the token feminist on a popular talk show: the background and views of Maria Arbatova (The Russia Journal, May 17, 1999)

Galina Mazepova, 71, a scientist, talks about her love for Lake Baikal.

a women's field hockey and rugby sports club in Barnaul, south-west Siberia.

Women's Hockey in Russia
teams and players. Maintained by Andria Hunter in Toronto.

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