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08.03.2017 – Guest Blogger

The Struggle within the Struggle

By Sally Schonfeldt

The roots of International Women’s Day, which is being celebrated today the world over, go back to 1913 when a group of extraordinary women who helped instigate the Russian Revolution first declared it an international day of solidarity amongst women workers fighting for a communist revolution. Alexandra Kollontai* was one of the main initiators of this first International Women’s Day and went on to play a pivotal, if lesser known, role in the Russian Revolution. She was the only woman member of the highest order of the Bolshevik party in the crucial...

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