In this episode Kristen Ghodsee reads a newspaper article from the periodical Current Opinion from 18 January 1918, just months after the Russian Revolution. The article, "Madame Kollontay: Heroine of the Bolsheviki Upheaval In Petrograd," is a profile of Kollontai by an American newspaper using Swiss sources. Much of the information is incorrect, and the article draws on many negative stereotypes about women in positions of power.
This is the first episode of Season 5 as the podcast prepares to celebrate its fourth anniversary in January.
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