How serious is serious? I'm thinking of articles on education and the like - the political situation was probably a bit too controversial for Russia in 1914!
How wonderful is this thread! I have just purchased a research book on women of Russia of this period from a second hand store (out of whim and interest, then I saw this topic). I will post what I learn.
Here is a quotation from the preface:
"Russian women began their struggle for higher education during that turbulent period of reform following the Crimean War of 1853-6... by the late 1870's, they had greater access to physicians' training and university-level courses than women anywhere else in Europe."
"The majority of female activists in nineteenth-century Russia, however, did not join the revolutionary underground. Those women who co-operated with the government in order to increase their educational opportunities far outnumbered the female revolutionists who sought to overthrow it."Women's Struggle for Higher Education in Russia. 1855-1900
by Christine Johanson 1987. This author really did some in-depth research and am excited to read, learn and share!
There are photos in the book that I will scan and post soon.