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Alexandra Mikhailovna "Shura" Kollontai (March 31 1872 – March 9, 1952) was a Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1919 she became the first female government minister in Europe. In 1923, she was appointed Soviet Ambassador to Norway, becoming the world's first female ambassador.
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Published (first published December 16th 2012)
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Mike Mcglaven
Jul 19, 2015 Mike Mcglaven rated it really liked it
This is actually a really fascinating book. It reads similarly to some of the more popular Russian writers of the late 19th century, though it takes place in Soviet times, and ultimately ends quite differently. I think the beginning can seem frustrating as the protagonist, Vasya, is having trouble with her relationship and her man is kind of a dick. But at the end it really comes together and you see the author's alternative views on monogamy and women's rights. It's a fascinating piece of histo ...more
Anne
Sep 22, 2010 Anne rated it really liked it
the proletariat love-and-revolution classic! kind of long on discursive narration, but not altogether terrible. the male love interst is shunned by comrades for always flaunting his sting with the Wobblies in the US, and the female love interest is a real do-gooder. she's just given up her mission as sponsor of a communal house to take a 3-day train ride to loverboy's base of operations...Siberia, I think. to be continued...

I am glad I read it, as it does give a good paradigm for the classic pro
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May 22, 2014 Kyle rated it really liked it
this software is free as in free love.
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Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1923, Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador to Norway, one of the first women to hold such a post.
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