Well then, why don’t you enlighten me (I’m the dumb blonde, see profile picture) and practice what…
Ana Frusinoiu

The way it works is that someone makes a point. If another accepts that point then there is no need for citation. If the other disputes the veracity of a claim then a citation is required. If I make the claim that women got the vote in Russia in 1917 for example: It is common knowledge and I only need to provide a citation if someone disputes that.

But I do require a citation for a claim you made which implied that women in Russia had to fight in war. I am Russian. Modern European History is my profession. I am well aware that women have never been forced to fight in Russia. Small numbers volunteered to fight, but none were forced. Millions of women joined medical, supply, communications and anti-aircraft units. But women in front-line units were almost non-existent.

And I am proud of the massive role women played. I don’t know what you mean by “waving it off.” My grandmother was one of them. She was a communications officer at the age of 16.

So if you wish to dispute any claim I have made, then I will check it for error and if I find none then I will back it up with citations.

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