Women in Russian and Soviet History

This post features primary sources concerning women in Russian and Soviet history.

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Bonner, Elena. Mothers and Daughters. New York: Knopf, 1992. DK275.B66 A3 1991

Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Documents of Catherine the Great; the Correspondence with Voltaire and the Instruction of 1767 in the English Text of 1768. New York, Russell & Russell, 1971. DK168.C3 1971 *Note: the correspondence with Voltaire is in French.

Catherine the Great. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great. New York: Macmillan, 1955. DK 170 .A262

Catherine the Great. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great. New York: Modern Library, 2005. DK170 .C3213 2005

Clyman, Toby, Judith Vowles, ed. Russia Through Women’s Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. DK37.2 .R87 1996

Ehrenberg, Ilya and Vasily Grossman, comp. The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. DS135.R92 C647 2002

Fitzpatrick, Sheila and Yuri Slezkine, eds. In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War. Princeton, 2000. DK37.2 I5 2000

Ginzberg, Eugenia. Within the Whirlwind. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. DK268.G47 A3413 1981

Gorbachev, Raisa. I Hope: Reminiscences and Reflections. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. DK290.3.G675 A3 1991

Guthrie, Katherine Blanche. Through Russia. New York: Arno Press, 1970. DK26 .G85 1970

Kuusinen, Aino. The Rings of Destiny : Inside Soviet Russia from Lenin to Brezhnev. New York: Morrow, 1974. DK268.K894 A3313

Larina, Anna. This I Cannot Forget : the Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin’s Widow. New York: W W Norton & Co, 1993. DK268 .B76 N4913 1993

Lee, Andrea. Russian Journal. New York: Random House, 1981. DK276.L37

Meakin, Annette M. B. Russia: Travels and Studies. New York: Arno Press, 1971. DK27 .M4 1971

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia. The letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa, 1914-1917. London, New York: John Lane; Dodd, Mead, 1929. DK258 .A4 A6

Saunders, George. Samizdat: the Voices of the Soviet Opposition. New York: Monad Press, Pathfinder Press, 1975. DK274.S32 1975.

Schecter, Leona. An American Family in Moscow. Boston: Little Brown, 1975. DK274 .S342

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