The power of women. Empresses of China

Duration: 0:34:39

Do you know how many women have influenced the fate of China with their decisions, actions, skills and their power? The guest of the program is a specialist in ancient and medieval history, a senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences .

Maria Nesterenko. How did women's writing begin in Russia?

Duration: 0:38:23

"Shelf" opens a new season of podcasts - and changes the rules a bit . Elizaveta Podkolzina and Lev Oborin are talking to philologist Maria Nesterenko, who has just published her book Roses Without Thorns . Who were the first Russian writers and poetesses, what did they write about and how did they find their way in literature?