Alexandra Kollontai - Portrait Of A Revolutionary

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19871025by BARBARA EWING

When Alexandra Kollonta :

(1872-1952) became Commissar for Social Welfare in Lenin's first cabinet she was the only woman member of a modern government. Lenin valued her propagandist skills and in those heady, chaotic early days perhaps turned a blind eye to her insistence that 'the personal is political'. Soon, however, Kollontai's fiercely uncompromising democratic ideals brought her into conflict with her leader and the Party.

Reader LAURENCE PAYNE

Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo