Ellen Davis took a Russian history course in college. This sparked a lifetime of interest in all things Russian – history, culture, music, etc. She retired in 2021 after a 40-year career in journalism and college public relations/marketing. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the University of Dallas. This course will incorporate books she has read over the years including some by and about women who are not as well-known as the more famous male revolutionaries.