Vanora Bennett's final Babushka doll is a member of activist group Pussy Riot.
Vanora Bennett on Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman in space.
The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Vanora Bennett profiles Stalin's wife, born in 1901 in the Tsarist Russian south.
Vanora Bennett looks at one of the longest-lasting rulers of the European Enlightenment.