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Anna Hillyar

Anna Hillyar is a native Russian, now resident in England.

Listed in: Women’s Studies · Gender Studies · History · European History · Political Science · World and Comparative History · Europe · 20th century · Eastern Europe · Women’s History · Russia

Cover of 'Midwives of the Revolution'

Midwives of the Revolution
Female Bolsheviks and Women Workers in 1917
By Jane McDermid and Anna Hillyar

The Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917 and the ensuing communist regime have often been portrayed as a man’s revolution, with women as bystanders or even victims. Midwives of the Revolution examines the powerful contribution made by women to the overthrow of tsarism in 1917 and their importance in the formative years of communism in Russia.Focusing

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