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Further Reading

Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (edited by Sarah Ashwin; Routledge, 2000)

Women and Political Change: Perspectives from East-Central Europe (edited by Susan Bridger; Macmillan, 1998)

Women in the Politics of Postcommunist Eastern Europe, 2nd edn (edited by Marilyn Rueschemeyer; ME Sharpe, 1998)

Women's Voices in Russia Today (ed. Elina Haavio-Mannila and Anna Rotkirch; Dartmouth, 1996)

Russian Women in Politics and Society (edited by Norma Noonan, Wilma Rule; Greenwood, 1996)

Cinderella Goes to Market: Citizenship, Gender and Women's Movements in East Central Europe (Barbara Einhorn; Verso, 1993) - Reviewed by Alexis Gosselin in the CTHEORY webzine.

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Links on this page lead to English-language materials.
Эти ссылки ведут к материалам на английском языке.

The Challenge of Transition - Women in Parliament in Russia
by Nadezhda Shvedova from the Russian Academy of Sciences. This article is one of the case studies for a report looking at women in politics around the world, by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

For would-be women politicians, connections still the best bet
Women who have political influence as the wives or daughters of powerful men like Gorbachev and Yeltsin. (The Russia Journal, September 27, 1999)

Russia: the Country of Male Power
by Julia Urakcheeva from Rostov-on-Don: "Jackets, trousers and neckties have filled up the Russian parliament - the State Duma. Here we have 90% male representatives and only 10% females." (The Harbinger, April 25, 2000)

Irina Khakamada - the website of one of the most prominent women in Russian politics. Khakamada is a deputy speaker in the lower house of parliament, and a deputy leader of the Union of Right Forces faction.
Fight Against Corruption is a Fight Against Society
Interview with Irina Khakamada (The Russia Journal, March 22, 1999)

Pamfilova: Hoping for a Female President
In March 2000, Ella Pamfilova, leader of the For Civic Dignity movement, became the first woman to run for president in Russia. She lost, of course. (St Petersburg Times, March 24, 2000)
Politics is for People
an interview with Ella Pamfilova, then a member of parliament, and former minister for social security. (Woman Plus magazine, Issue 2/1998)
There is also a Pamfilova website (entirely in Russian).

Woman to Administer Social Affairs Portfolio
Valentina Matviyenko was appointed a deputy prime minister for social affairs in September 1998. She is still in the Cabinet now, in 2001. (RFE/RL report, September 23, 1998)
Ladies First, With the Backing of a Man
Valentina Matviyenko ran for governor of St Petersburg in 2000. She withdrew from the race when it became obvious she would lose. (The Russia Journal, March 13, 2000)

Being a Woman Politician in Today's Russia
Article by Galina Staravoitova, who was shot dead in November 1998 in St. Petersburg. For more reading by and about this exceptional woman, see the Galina Starovoitova Tribute Page.

Women of Russia - this article looks at the Women of Russia movement as it was in early 1999. See also the Women of Russia platform and a bio of Ekaterina Lakhova.

Women's Movement of Russia - English-language section of the official website of this political party, which is led by Ekaterina Lakhova.

Assembly's Sole Female Ponders Her Role on Women's Day
Natalya Yevdokimova describes what it's like to be the only woman in the 48-member upper house of parliament. (St Petersburg Times, March 10, 2000)

Women take on "Men's Duma"
Predictions for women candidates in the December 1999 elections, focusing on Irina Khakamada. (St Petersburg Times, November 12, 1999)

Chauvinism Stands in Way of Women Electoral Candidates
An overview of women's participation on the eve of parliamentary elections. See also Leading Ladies for brief backgrounds on ten top women candidates. (St Petersburg Times, December 17, 1999)

What will be the outcome of the feminist revolution in the Duma?
Bills on women's rights and equal opportunity are submitted to parliament. By Elena Kotchkina, the Gender Expertise Project, MCGS (November 20, 1997)

Articles on women and politics in We/Myi magazine:

Women's Rights in Russia, No. 10, 2000
Abstracts in English of articles in a special issue of this Russian-language magazine, focusing on women's participation in elections and political life.

Women's Political Participation in Russia
Archived posting on the Women-Power list from October 1999, by Larisa Skuratovskaya.

Paths for Russian Women into Politics
Irina Yukina gives examples of participation in women's NGOs as a path into politics. (Give and Take, Summer 2000)

Russia's women say they have never had it so bad
Report on a meeting in parliament, at which Russia's top female politicians unveiled measures designed to restore the position of women. (Reuters, May 22, 2000)

Equal opportunities for women a long way off
Gender issues ignored in Russian election campaigns. (IPS, March 7, 2000)

Monica Highlights Russian Culture
A revealing study of Russian attitudes toward the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

Women during the 1996 elections in Russia
Transcript of TV interview with Eleanor Randolph, who was in Russia reporting for the Washington Post.

Concept for the Improvement of the Status of Women in the Russian Federation
on a UN server: information from the National Conference on Women and Development: Rights, Reality, Prospects (Moscow, 13-14 December 1994).
For similar materials, see also the Russia page at WomenWatch, a women's rights branch of the United Nations.

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