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Why International Women's Day is so weird in Russia



For a foreigner, March 8 in Russia looks like men are anxiously trying to make up for everything they did or didn’t do: they pamper their ladies, buy a TON of flowers, and, in general, make it a very special occasion. How did that happen in a country that was so proud of having feminists and working women in the XX century? Today we dive deep into Soviet history to try and explain how March 8 even became a holiday.

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– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLRFArPlw0
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThIUgPLaK9Q

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RUSSIA BEYOND
RUSSIA BEYOND
14 days ago

К видео добавлены русские субтитры.

NKVD KGB: Lavrentiy Beria & Nikolai Yezhov
NKVD KGB: Lavrentiy Beria & Nikolai Yezhov
14 days ago

Blyatiful women no need international day like silly Western women

Polina Sumaneeva
Polina Sumaneeva
14 days ago

You really have improved since your video about "post-feminism Russia". Thank you for covering such topic as domestic violence. Life for russian women isn't a bed of roses indeed and there is much to be done to achieve equality and safety.

qwerty 123
qwerty 123
14 days ago

Or maybe you ask Russian women what they want? And you will not decide for them! And I'm not talking about 2 out of 100,000 semi-men “this”, but about normal women.

The TeKuZa
The TeKuZa
14 days ago

When I see a russian woman, I see a female human.
When I see a western woman, I see a different species.

_ Aenter _
_ Aenter _
14 days ago

Я нашёл идеальный канал – и историю родной страны подтянуть, и английский 🙂

frusfromus
frusfromus
14 days ago

Bernie Sanders’ paradise.

frusfromus
frusfromus
14 days ago

That’s why Russian women are desirable by all men, unlike our western men in skirts.

DarthYuYevon
DarthYuYevon
14 days ago

The real question Russian women need to ask themselves is, who do they want to dedicate themselves to? Men or women. Because that's what it's results to. Who do women have in their lives when it's all work and career? Other career women. Who do they hang out with? Women. And who are they getting their emotional romantic needs met by? Women. SO, unless you're a lesbian, you may want to think about a temporary career, and a solid husband that you can make a great family with.

poopsicle 3000
poopsicle 3000
14 days ago

your videos are really good. i really hope your channel blows up

Anna Bae
Anna Bae
14 days ago

Спасибо, очень познавательно, теперь можно англоязычным друзьям давать ссылку для ознакомления с русской спецификой Международного женского дня.
Как мне кажется, в деле эмансипации советских женщин действительно произошёл перекос с переносом большей части семейных обязанностей и ответственности на женщин, особенно заметно это было после Великой отечественной войны, когда получилась ситуация "я и лошадь, я и бык, я и баба, и мужик", и де-факто главами большинства семей были женщины. Резонно, что ближе к концу 20 века русские женщины устали вывозить всё на себе, устали от гиперответственности, так что перефокусировка на старую сверхзадачу "женщина – мать и хранительница домашнего очага" была принята очень благосклонно.

Maria Gassmann
Maria Gassmann
14 days ago

Пожалуйста, запишите это видео на немецком!!!

Люба Синицина
Люба Синицина
14 days ago

Так сложно сразу субтитры сделать?

blue sky
blue sky
14 days ago

💩💩💩on feminist day.

Barry Sorento
Barry Sorento
14 days ago

Who comes up with these "international days" celebrating identity politics?

Orthodox power
Orthodox power
14 days ago

Feminism sucks!

Aleksey Baranov
Aleksey Baranov
14 days ago

This channel is highly under appreciated and under viewed

Ewjiml
Ewjiml
14 days ago

So essentially they’re celebrating it the CORRECT way.

Kevin Hood
Kevin Hood
14 days ago

Russian Women invented Women's Day!

BARZEL ברזל
BARZEL ברזל
14 days ago

To all the men who got divorced on a whim, lost their house, their life savings, custody of their children, and are now stuck paying alimony and child support.To all the men who have had their lives ruined by a false accusation of rape.To all the men who got dumped by their girlfriends as soon as they got fired or laid off.To all the men who have been used by women pretending to be into them for a free dinner. (Foodie Call… it’s a thing and every third woman has admitted to it. Look it up.)To all the vets that… Read more »

Jack Doe
Jack Doe
14 days ago
conceptobject
conceptobject
14 days ago

This video is propaganda.

Hans Zandt
Hans Zandt
14 days ago

I like the russian women's day beter!

filmgenre
filmgenre
14 days ago

the idiocy of the video is that it compares Feminism (the peddlers of vagina voting, toxic masculinity, pseudo equality ) to the politics (hard fought for Rights and Freedoms) of the March 8.

Beata Krzemińska
Beata Krzemińska
14 days ago

I love that as in Russia and other slavic countries we celebrate women day by gifting women with flowers as a celebration of coming spring as well. I'm from Poland and we always bring our mum flowers and we give each other presents. Men gives as wishes and I don't see anything wrong with opening doors for us or so. Genders aren't equal. Men don't have period every month and their bodies aren't pushed to the limits with pregnancy. We deserve to be treated with gifts and good wishes this day rather than fighting as every other day of the… Read more »

mindvolution
mindvolution
14 days ago

Yep, same thing in Bulgaria too. Fantastic video! Very educational. We need more like this.

mrjo2thec
mrjo2thec
14 days ago

It’s fucking weird everywhere not just Russia. Women don’t need a day, they get special treatment every day. Apart from the days they don’t want it.

Antonio Farina
Antonio Farina
14 days ago

Neo feminism nothing to do with equality

Яна Ненартович
Яна Ненартович
14 days ago

Из-за того, что в советские времена женщинам были даны права работать, голосовать и тд, но при этом она должна была тянуть на себе и работу по дому, уход за детьми и полноценный рабочий день, наши женщины устали от всего этого. И сейчас не хотят слышать про «равные права» и прочую борьбу, а получить внимание, комплименты, помощь по дому. То есть с одной стороны, распространение феминизма помогло бы переосмыслить «женские» и «мужские» обязанности, разгрузить женщины, дать выдохнуть, но так как это не так просто донести до многих людей , плюс государство не заинтересовано в этом – то имеем, что имеем

Soul Traveller DONJOHN
Soul Traveller DONJOHN
14 days ago

Because this day has lost its original meaning during the reform of Russia after socialism collapsed in this country. Yeah. no protest, no Idea about the equal right, because main stream media was correlated with the modern neoliberalism to oppose the liberation of women and men. By sending flowers was a tool to sugarcoat the inequal reality and let women in society to forget that they are still facing the ultimate hardships.

AEI_rx
AEI_rx
14 days ago

Didn't your Putin Government push for "traditional values", it is putting them in the Constitution as well? Why can't your feminists gather more that 200 – 300 people for protest in 20 million Moscow?

CuzaAliño
CuzaAliño
14 days ago

Happy International Women's Day to you , Anna 🙂

Amelia Perez
Amelia Perez
14 days ago

Could you please add subtitles in russian?

pooyah k
pooyah k
14 days ago

That was an incredibly stupid take

Cody Bennett
Cody Bennett
14 days ago

спасибо анна for the video! I enjoy your videos on subjects like this one. As someone who’s girlfriend is Russian I know that March 8th is a day that I should never forget.
Could you please do more videos on holidays, history of famous people (Alexander Nevsky?), and of famous landmarks? I think it would be wonderful to know more about those. Again спасибо for all the hard work you put into these videos.

Polyglot SAMBO
Polyglot SAMBO
14 days ago

You guys are awesome! Happy 8th of March for tomorrow 🌷🌷🌷

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