Women struggling through life and their political environment. How do Olga and Olga manage their relationship with men? What does feminism mean for them is the recurrent question that I have been asking the two friends and neighbours for almost ten years. Both Olgas live on the Estonian-Russian border. Olga Afanasyeva was born in Tver, she studied in Moscow before being displaced to a factory in Ivangorod in the 70s. Olga Tüvi was born in Narva, now Estonia, and worked as a metallurgist in a factory in Ivangorod. She has an Estonian passport and family but speaks only Russian. In the nineties, Perestroika times, they both lost their jobs, since factories were remodeled or closed down all over the ex-Soviet Union. Today, Olga Afanasyeva sells socks and pants in Ivangorod market, Olga Tüvi is responsible for the maintenance of lifts in panel housings in Ivangorod. The pensions that they receive in Russia allows them to live with one Euro a day, to make ends meet, they both smuggle things daily across the Estonian border. The men have disappeared from their lives, therefore we can discuss it all freely!
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