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Paula Erizanu
Writer, Freelance

Paula Erizanu is a freelance writer focusing on ideas, people, the arts, and eastern Europe. Her writing has appeared in CNN, The Guardian, and Dazed, among others. She lives in London. 

Written by Paula Erizanu

Essay/
Gender and identity
The revolutionary sex

For one shining moment, being a Russian woman meant sexual freedom and radical equality. Never seen before – or since

Paula Erizanu