Wilson Center Experts
Elena Vladimirovna Kudriashova
This project links Russias ties to Scandanavian Countries as Russia models the status of women in its political system. Kudriashova suggests that the geopolitical placement of Russia has contributed to its relatively rapid growth of womens political activity. She attributes this to the regional economies (fishing) and the attention that town meetings gave to womens issues in addition to the transfer of influence from successful Scandinavian women visiting the northwestern region of Russia, and attempts a cross-examination with the development of (and literature on) womens roles in America.