From different locations in Moscow, Dr. Amanda Foreman explores the Soviet revolution and the introduction of communism into the USSR as a turning point in women’s rights. The Bolshevik party sought to bring females out of the domestic sphere and into the public sphere as men’s equals. Foreman joins a historian to look at vibrant propaganda posters from the Soviet government and how they aimed to promote female equality. This is in stark contrast to the limited freedoms that women enjoyed under the tsarist government.
Pupils make a poster in the style of those featured in the piece, to reflect Soviet ideas about women in the post-revolutionary USSR.