Tag: reform

Ekaterina Breshkovskaia

The Bolsheviks took Russia and turned it into a modernized, progressive state where women gained more respect.  Although gender fell second to class issues, passing legislation that took steps towards equality was more than other nations in the world were doing at that time.  Russian populist Ekaterina Breshkovskaia was considered the “grandmother of the Revolution.”…

Student Intelligentsia Spark a Revolution

What if we as Virginia Tech students could change our country by means of revolution? It seems like a pretty radical idea for us, but it wasn’t for the students in 20th century Russia who worked as revolutionaries and envisioned a better way of life. As industrialization kicked in, the students living within these developing […]