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Yashka: My Life as a Peasant, Exile and Soldier; A Biography and History of Russia in Ww1, and the Bolshevik Revolution

Yashka: My Life as a Peasant, Exile and Soldier; A Biography and History of Russia in Ww1, and the Bolshevik Revolution
  

Yashka is the autobiography of Maria Botchkareva, a young Russian woman who bravely took up arms first against the Germans in World War One, and then opposed the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Maria describes a hard upbringing as a member of the Russian peasantry. ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780359022670
Barcode 9780359022670
Published 13 August 2018
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Botchkareva, Maria
By Levine, Isaac Don
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ISBN-13 9780359022670
ISBN-10 0359022677
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Lulu.com
Publication Date 13 August 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Botchkareva, Maria
By Levine, Isaac Don
Category Biography & Autobiography
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 268g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
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Yashka is the autobiography of Maria Botchkareva, a young Russian woman who bravely took up arms first against the Germans in World War One, and then opposed the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Maria describes a hard upbringing as a member of the Russian peasantry. Married at sixteen to her first husband Afanasy, it wasn't long before his charms were replaced by physical abuse; Maria soon fled. She applied for work as a servant girl, only to discover that the man advertising actually owned a string of brothels; she was promptly sent to the town of Sretensk to work in one. Such harsh experiences in youth nevertheless built a certain determination and toughness in the young Maria. When war broke out in 1914, she applied to join as a soldier - facing verbal abuse and sexual harassment from the outset, she nevertheless took to military life with eagerness and courage. The soldiers nicknamed her 'Yashka', and a measure of respect was slowly gained as she demonstrated great bravery.

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