Women in the Dissident Movement (1956-1985)

On the base of in-depth biographical interviews with female and male participants of the Leningradian oppositionist groups and protest actions of the 1960s – 1980s the social structure of the dissident movement was studied, particularly the gender order of the dissident milieu. The research revealed many aspects of the internal functioning of this milieu: hierarchy, the creation of the information field, the creation of the networks of mutual support, the motivation of the involvement in the underground activities, ethical codes of the dissidents and their relations with other social milieu.

Supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and CISR.