Communist women of Lenin’s time to speak again

More than 50 socialists in many countries have raised more than $4,000 to publish the record of Communist women in the years following the 1917 Russian revolution.

The success of this fund drive opens the road to publishing a 750-page volume on the Communist Women’s Movement in 2020, centennial of its foundation.

The book, to be edited by Mike Taber and Daria Dyakonova, is the ninth segment of the Comintern Publishing Project, launched under John Riddell’s direction in 1983.

It will contain many unpublished speeches and writings of women leading the socialist movement across Europe, including Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai.

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