Category Archives: Chappell Scholarship

Pushkinskaya-10: Interviews and Impressions

After five weeks in St. Petersburg, adventure after adventure, and lots of lessons learned, I feel like I’m on my way to having an absolutely awesome research project (not that I wasn’t on my way before I got here). When … Continue reading

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Women’s Movement in Contemporary Russia (Summary)

The Soviet Union claimed to leave behind the bourgeois notions of patriarchy and the subjugation of women, declaring the genders equal in all endeavors.  My interview with Olga Lipovskaya challenges these assertions and portrays her as a symbol for a … Continue reading

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Women’s Activism in Contemporary Russia Summary

The Soviet Union claimed to leave behind the bourgeois notions of patriarchy and the subjugation of women, declaring the genders equal in all endeavors.  My interview with Olga Lipovskaya challenges these assertions and portrays her as a symbol for a more radical form of feminism that never came to fruition in contemporary Russia.  Here was [...] Continue reading

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Trouble With Transcribing

My research involves taking interviews in Russian and then transcribing them and then translating them into English. The most difficult part for me is the transcribing. It is hard enough to make complete sense of what someone is saying to me in Russian… Continue reading

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Women’s Roles in Russia

My research focused on the work of women activists in Russia, but this comprises only a small portion of the women in that country.  Due to the highly patriarchal nature of Russian society, women are often relegated to less prominent positions both socially and professionally.  Never reaching equal footing with their male counterparts.  This is [...] Continue reading

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My First Interview

The first interview that I did in Russia was one of the most surreal experiences that I had over there.  First off, setting up the interview was a challenge in its own right.  My interview subject was staying at her summer cottage or dacha, taking care of her granddaughter, so it was quite difficult to [...] Continue reading

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Thoughts About Russia

Well, I’m back from my time in Russia and I want to spend some time just talking about my experiences there and how it was doing research in a foreign country.  Of course the language barrier was the most difficult to get passed, just figuring out how to get places was a challenge.  Even with [...] Continue reading

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Oral Histories of Women Activists in Russia

Hello, I’m Jacob Lassin and I am a member of the Class of 2012 and Government and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies double major.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to spend my summer in St. Petersburg, Russia doing research on the Women’s Movement in Russia as a Chappell Fellow. . Over the course [...] Continue reading

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