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New research by Kateřina Lišková places eastern bloc countries at the forefront of the 20th-century push for gender equality
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For many people, the Moscow protests of 2012 were about falling in love – with the promise of freedom, and with each...
Convert and love: Russia’s Muslim wives
Russian women marrying Muslim men convert to Islam in the certainty that a shared religion will strengthen their...
Love, North Caucasus style
In the North Caucasus, traditional and modern expectations of relationships are more chequered than a patchwork...
Socialist love: from utopia to pragmatism
What we know as love can change fast. In Czechoslovakia, the state’s idea of marriage went from an utopian ideal to...
Cold war, hot love
The collapse of the Soviet Union ushered in a revolution of the intimate. To open our series on Romantic regimes, we...