Protestant women in the late Soviet era: gender, authority, and dissent

  title={Protestant women in the late Soviet era: gender, authority, and dissent},
  author={Nadezhda Beliakova and Miriam Dobson},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  pages={117 - 140}
ABSTRACT At the peak of the anti-religious campaigns under Nikita Khrushchev, communist propaganda depicted women believers as either naïve dupes, tricked by the clergy, or as depraved fanatics; the Protestant “sektantka” (female sectarian) was a particularly prominent folk-devil. In fact, as this article shows, women’s position within Protestant communities was far more complex than either of these mythical figures would have one believe. The authors explore four important, but contested… 
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