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The Feminist Movement in Russia: Social and Political Causes and Constraints of Development

Student: Elizaveta Dronova

Supervisor: Anna Tarasenko

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

This research is aimed to analyze the issue of ambiguity in Russian Feminist movement drawing on the case of mobilizing civil potential to free Khachaturian sisters and adopt the law against domestic violence during the period of 2018-2020. Using Strategic approach to collective action an attempt to make sense in today’s Russian Feminist movement as a complex player will be made. I will try to identify the main resources and limitations Feminist movement in Russia faces achieving its goals on different arenas and see how it overcomes the constrains of consolidating autocratic patriarchal regime.

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