In the first post-revolutionary years the Bolshevik government saw Tatar and Bashkir women as important allies. Muslim women from the Volga-Ural region were to be educated and taught about their rights, and this educational campaign was seen as contributing to the development of the new socialist society. Women’s ignorance was seen by the Soviet authorities as an obstacle to progress which had to be overcome with the help of the new institutions like Commissions for the Improvement of the Work and Everyday Life of Women.
Postdoctoral fellow at CBEES. Received her PhD in 2007 with the dissertation Soviet People with Female Bodies: Performing Beauty and Maternity in Soviet Russia.
Articles by Yulia Gradskova
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