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Madame comrade

29 mins | Apr 6, 2021
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The forgotten people's ambassadress. Whilst Ivy Litvinov's husband set off on official business, she gained celebrity status as an unofficial ambassador. In this fascinating recollection, associate professor of history Brigid O’Keeffe explores an often-overlooked story of “women and power, language and diplomacy, and the creative ways that the spouses of prominent politicians have found to assert themselves on the world stage.”

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