Alexandra Kollontai

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Alexandra Kollontai was the first woman in Lenin’s cabinet, serving as People’s Commissar for Social Welfare. A tireless advocate for women’s rights, Kollontai was one of the founders of the government’s ‘Women’s Department’ (Zhenotdel) in 1919.

She later fell out of favour for her criticism of the Communist Party leadership, and was sent to Norway as the Soviet diplomatic envoy in 1923.

She held diplomatic posts abroad for the next two decades.

Full title:
Histoire des Soviets (History of the Soviets)
Published:
1922–23, Paris
Created:
1922–23
Format:
Book
Language:
French
Creator:
Henri de Weindel
Copyright:
© Unknown
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
1854.g.15.

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