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Are Feminists the Kremlin’s Next Target?

In April, reports emerged that Russia had opened criminal cases against two prominent Russian feminist activists – Daria Serenko, one of the founders of Feminist Anti-War Resistance, and Zalina Marshenkulova, who also openly opposed the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Though both women now live abroad, they were added to Russia’s federal wanted list. Join us to explore the influence of Russia’s feminist movement, and whether women’s rights activists are the next target of the Kremlin’s repressions.

Feminist activist Zalina Marshenkulova joins us to discuss the Kremlin’s increasing pressure on women’s rights campaigners, the feminist movement’s influence, and her addition to Russia’s federal wanted list.


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