Manizha performs “Russian Woman” at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Women from all over Russia provided pieces of traditional fabric for the oversized costume from which she emerged. Photo by Piroschka van de Wouw / Globe Media / Reuters.
A Eurovision performance shines a powerful light on the lives of Russian women.

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