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The Original Revolutionary Feminist

Alexandra Kollontai, one of the most influential feminists of all time, was sidelined from mainstream politics after speaking out against Lenin.

Alexandra Kollontai was one of the most influential feminists of all time. She insisted on complete equality for men and women, and demanded state childcare for all. But she was sidelined from mainstream politics after publicly clashing with Lenin at the 1921 Communist Party Congress. Dina Newman explores her legacy.

Photo: Alexandra Kollontai, March 1940. Credit: Keystone/Getty Images

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