Provocative, powerful, and pretty - the world according to RTD’s Russian women documentaries

The many faces of Russian women are explored in RTD’s documentaries about Russian women. Whether young or old, all have a determination to succeed at whatever they set their mind. The self-reliance of Russian women can be seen in the Ice Maiden of Tolyatti, who wears summer clothes all year round, even in freezing temperatures, and 70-year-old Agafia who lives alone in the Siberian taiga. Over the years, Russian women have had to battle prejudice from authorities, as shown in the film Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain.