Bolshevik leader and early Marxist Feminist theorist, Alexandra Kollontai died March 9, 1952 in Moscow.

Published on March 9, 2024, by Il Grido del Popolo©️

“Women will only become free and equal in a world where labor has been socialised and where communism has been victorious.”

– Alexandra Kollontai

Despite being born into an aristocratic family, Kollontai dedicated her life to the working class. Exiled by the Tsar in 1908 due to her revolutionary ideas, she returned after the February Revolution of 1917 and immediately began agitating for a socialist uprising.

After the Bolsheviks took power in the October Revolution, Kollontai was appointed as People’s Commissar for Social Welfare, making her the first woman to hold a ministerial position in a European Government.

Kollontai was an advocate for the establishment of universal maternity care and equal opportunities for women in education and the workforce, proving that women’s liberation is inseparable from the struggle for socialism.