Russia names its most influential women

Valentina Matviyenko file photo

(Russia Beyond the Headlines – – Inna Soboleva, Combined report, RBTH – March 8, 2013) Before International Women’s Day, Russia’s leading media revealed a list of the country’s 100 most influential women. The speaker of the Federation Council (upper house of Russia’s parliament), Valentina Matviyenko, topped the list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Russia for the second […]

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More Russians Support Idea Of Female President Than Oppose It, Poll Shows

Kremlin and Moscow Environs Aerial View

(RIA Novosti – March 6, 2013) Roughly two in five Russians would like to have a female president, a Levada Centre poll has shown, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on 6 March. The poll, available at, surveyed people’s views on the role of women in Russian politics by gauging responses to three questions. The number of respondents who […]

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Female Leaders Manage Mentalities

Empty Boardroom

(Moscow Times – – Alexander Bratersky – March 7, 2013) Yelena Andreyeva wears two hats. Most of the time, she is the head of Bastion, one of the country’s leading private security agencies, which she founded in 1992. But a few days a week, Andreyeva, a textile engineer by training, teaches students at the Moscow University of Design and […]

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