USSR

The Decembrist Wife The Decembrist Wife

Mar. 08, 2017

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The Decembrist Wife

Digging deep into a Russians psycho to find a complex version of a Bond Girl in there. Angie, think twice!

I recently engaged in a conversation with my American friend about Russian culture which ended up with a story that I feel compelled to share here. I think it could fit well in a “Russia Beyond the Headlines” section.  This is about  a core female archetype in Russia  that is called “the Decembrist wife.” Ask any […]
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Prom Dress. 1995 Prom Dress. 1995

Oct. 30, 2010

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Prom Dress. 1995

Most of us, post-Soviet women had our prom dresses "made out of curtain" or so it looked. And it meant the same thing the curtain dress meant for Scarlett O'Hara: it symbolized our will to survive. 

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