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    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
    • Russian Women Rocking Traditionally Male-Dominated Occupations
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    American football player Daniella Djeylani, 22. Daniella plays for the Moscow Sirens club and is a member of the Russia national American football team.

    "It's not for girls" - a phrase almost every woman has heard at least once in her life. On International Women's Day, Sputnik shares stories of Russian women who have broken the mould and become successful in traditionally male-dominated occupations.

    From a blacksmith to a long-haul truck driver, the heroes of today's photo gallery had to brave their way to professional success brushing prejudices aside.

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