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Russia Meets Its Matriarchs

Savvy political organization, international support, and manipulation of traditional ideas about women and motherhood have made the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers one of the most influential lobbying groups in Russia by Amy Caiazza RUSSIA, 1995: a group of middle-aged Russian women descend on war-torn Chechnya. Marching to the front lines, demanding entrance into prisons, and […]