Russian commander : Maria Bochkareva was a legend even during her lifetime during the First World War. Until fate turned against her

For a short time, Maria Bochkareva was a star on the international stage and on the front pages of the press.

Russian commander : Maria Bochkareva was a legend even during her lifetime during the First World War. Until fate turned against her

For a short time, Maria Bochkareva was a star on the international stage and on the front pages of the press. Politicians and journalists were interested in her, women's rights activists celebrated her as a role model. In her meeting with US President Woodrow Wilson in July 1918, she is said to have been so persuasive that, with tears in his eyes, he promised her that he would support her cause to persuade Russia to re-enter the world war.

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