Friday, August 23, 2013

Olga Liubatovitch and other women from the Russian nihilist movement

As a companion to the Frondeuse series, I've assembled a collection featuring Stepniak's "A Female Nihilist," an account of the life of Olga Liubatovitch, together with a selection of poems and popular journalism relating to other women involved in the struggles against the Czars and their government. The popular accounts naturally made the most of the apparent contrasts between the beauty and education of those women, and the violence of their acts.

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