Women played a crucial role in the Russian revolution. Unfortunately – as with most historical events – their impact and contribution has been largely ignored. This corner of the internet is devoted to them and their contributions.

“Valerian Osinsky, who was soon himself to become a legendary hero and to perish on the scaffold, ‘fell,’ he said, ‘so much in love with these women, these heavenly angels,’ that he decided to give more people the chance ‘to fall in love with them, too.'” ~ Vera Broido, ‘Apostles Into Terrorists’




Angelina Lesniewski is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent, interested in fairy tale narratives, political fiction, and the rise of the so-called unlikeable female character. Her current project is a novel focusing on women in the Russian revolutionary movement.