Lesson 1: Женщины в России

женщина! propaganda posterLesson Description:

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This is the first lesson based on an interview with Russian scholar Maria Tendriakova. You will watch two video clips and listen to one audio clip from an interview with Maria Tendriakova and complete exercises based on those clips. You will also listen to an audio clip about Tendriakova herself. This lesson consists of the following sections: Женский вопрос, Женщины в XX-ом веке, Работа или семья, and Заключение.

You can find the Помощник and Словарь (Женщины в ХХ-ом веке и Работа или семья) at the end of the lesson for easy reference, but they are also available in the lesson in places where you are most likely to need them.

What You Will Learn:

In this lesson, you will learn about twentieth century Russian women’s history, about the importance of society versus the personal in Soviet ideology, and about the priorities of work versus family for contemporary Russian men and women. You will make and check predictions, identify and understand nuances of meanings of words signaling importance, judge whether statements correspond with ideology, learn how to interpret redundancies in speech, and recognize and interpret grammatical relationships that seem to violate the conventions of Russian grammar.

Learning Tips:

Americans and Russians hold a wide range of beliefs and stereotypes concerning gender and gender roles in their respective sociеties. The movement for women’s rights in Russia has had a history very different from that of the American movement for women’s rights.

pages Number of pages: 17
clock Estimated completion time: 1 hour, 20 minutes




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Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series: Интервью с Марией Тендряковой Copyright © by Shannon Donnally Quinn; Victoria Thorstensson; Darya Vassina; Nina Familiant; Benjamin Rifkin; and Dianna Murphy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.