Alexandra (Sasha) Talaver

Russian Federation
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My project focuses on the activity of the largest of the state-supported women’s organizations in the Soviet Union —the Soviet Women’s Anti-Fascist Committee, established in 1941 (the Soviet Women’s Committee since 1956, SWC further), which was active during until the dissolution of the Soviet Union. They were established for the international propaganda of socialism and the Soviet Union, and I aim to explore how their international engagement created certain political identities and political opportunities for the women-members of the SWC within the domestic policy-making.
I will do that through three case studies: (1) the decriminalization of abortion in the Soviet Union in 1955, (2) the relationship between the SWC and the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions and (3) the impact of the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985) in the Soviet Union.


Master of Arts (Department of Gender Studies, CEU, Budapest, 2017)
Master of Arts (Department of Cultural Studies, HSE, Moscow, 2014)