Alexandra Kollontai

(1872-1952) was a Russian social democratic revolutionary who participated as a Bolshevik in the events of 1917 and subsequently worked in the Soviet government. She published extensively on party strategy, the "women's question," and communist social policy. She also wrote The Workers Opposition (1921), in defense of the soon-banned faction of the same name, as well as Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman (1926).