Alexandra Kollontai

Picture Link: http://spartacus-educational.com/00kollanti1.jpg Link to the Website Referenced for this Post: http://spartacus-educational.com/RUSkollontai.htm Alexandra Kollontai was the daughter of General Mikhail Alekseevich Domontovich. She was born in Ukraine in 1872, but her family eventually relocated to St. Petersburg. Sadly, Alexandra’s parents did not allow her to go to school. Growing up, Alexandra earned most of her knowledge from …

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Nadezhda Durova

Nadezhda Andreyevna Durova (also known as Alexander Andreyevich Alexandrov) became a celebrated Russian soldier during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) by disguising herself as a man, and she later published a famous memoir chronicling her experiences. Born September 17, 1783, Nadezhda had somewhat of a troubled childhood. While she was close to her father, a major …

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Laura Mulvey and Social Construction of Gaze in Narrative cinema

Laura Mulvey is a British film feminist. She was born in Oxford, United Kingdom on August 15, 1941.  She is best known for her essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” In writing this essay, she brought forth the theory of the male gaze in films. In film, the male gaze occurs when the camera focuses …

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Princess Olga (Olha) of Kyiv

Princess Olga (also known as “Olha” – Ukrainian, “Ольга”) is a revered historical and legendary figure among Eastern Slavs. Much about her exact history is debatable and unknown, due to the imprecisions of the Primary Chronicle, the source from which most of Princess Olga’s history is derived. The medieval Slavic matriarch was born in 890, …

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