Feminist Anti-War Resistance

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Feminist Anti-War Resistance (FAR, Russian: Феминистское антивоенное сопротивление) is a group of Russian feminists founded in February 2022 to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 during the Russo-Ukrainian War. Attracting more than 26,000 followers on Telegram.[1]

On March 8, 2022, International Women's Day, the Feminist Anti-War Resistance organized the laying of flowers by women — chrysanthemums and tulips tied with blue and yellow ribbons — near the war monuments:

"We, the women of Russia, refuse to celebrate March 8 this year: do not give us flowers, it is better to take to the streets and lay them in memory of the fallen civilians of Ukraine."[2]

Protests took place in 94 cities in Russia and abroad, including St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yaroslavl, Syktyvkar, Smolensk, Izhevsk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Gelendzhik, Kazan, Saratov, Biysk, Khimki, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Novovoronezh, Vologda, Vladimir, Stavropol, Arkhangelsk, Yoshkar-Ola, Rostov-on-Don, Cheboksary, etc.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Feminist Face of Russian Protests". The Moscow Times. 29 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. "Grain Transportation Report, March 10, 2022" (PDF). 2022-03-10. doi:10.9752/ts056.03-10-2022. S2CID 247392642. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. Jurkutė, Mingailė (2022-04-07), "The memory of the armed anti-Soviet resistance during the Cold War", The Unknown War, London: Routledge, pp. 99–126, doi:10.4324/9781003254881-7, ISBN 978-1-003-25488-1, retrieved 2022-04-08