Soviet Women and Civil Defense Training in the 1930s

Ilic, Melanie J ORCID: 0000-0002-2219-9693 (2008) Soviet Women and Civil Defense Training in the 1930s. Minerva Journal of Women and War, 2 (1). pp. 100-113. doi:10.3172/MIN.2.1.100

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Using a selection of the publications of the Soviet voluntary civil defense organisation Osoaviakhim, this paper examines Soviet women’s para-military training and war preparations in the 1930s. Specific attention is paid to shooting sports and motor racing. Mention is also made of female pilots, parachutists and other areas of civil defense training. The paper discusses the impact of women’s participation in Osoaviakhim on gender roles and the militarization of Soviet society in the 1930s.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Nigel McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:56

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