Jay Brodell

Sep 16, 2021

7 min read
The famous Russian artist Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov painted this representation of Saint Olga in 1892.

Why is Saint Olga not a feminist icon?

By Jay Brodell

The big question is why have not feminists in their battle to empower women promoted the image of Olga.

The second ruler of the earliest Slavic state hardly gets a mention these days. Yet there are few who can compare. Although sometimes called the warrior princess, Olga of Kiev was at least a world-class politician, a successful military leader, a single…