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Praskov’ia Nikitichna Angelina

Tractor driver

Praskov’ia Angelina, USSR Tractor driver.


Angelina, Praskov’ia was born on January 12, 1913 in Starobeshevo, Donetsk Oblast.


Graduated from Moscow Agricultural Academy, 1940.


One of the first women to complete a tractor driver course, 1929. Organized a women’s tractor driver brigade. Figure head of a Stalinist campaign for the technical education of women.

Signed a proclamation—Hundred thousand women friends take to the tractor. 1938. Wrote a book on kolkhoz activists, 1948. A typical Stalinist propaganda hero of the 1930s.