Nadezhda (given name)

Nadezhda (given name)

Nadezhda or Nadežda (Cyrillic Надежда) is a Slavic female given name popular in Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia and other Slavic countries. It means "hope". A Ukrainian version of this name is Nadiya (or Nadija), Cyrillic Надія. Czech version is Naděje.

Nadezhda is the name of:

In politics and news media:

  • Nadezhda Mihaylova Bulgarian foreign minister 1997-2001, also leader of the UDF from 2002 to 2005
  • Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901–1932), second wife of Joseph Stalin
  • Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (1869–1939), Russian Marxist revolutionary and wife of Vladimir Lenin
  • Nadezhda Joffe (1906–1999), Soviet Trotskyist and daughter of Soviet leader Adolph Joffe
  • Nadezhda Sigida (1862–1889), Russian revolutionary and central figure of the Kara katorga tragedy
  • Nadezhda Bondarenko, Transnistrian politician and candidate for President in the 2006 election
  • Nadezhda Vasilyeva (died 1971), one of several women claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
  • Nadezhda Tylik, a Kursk sailor's mother who was forcibly sedated on an internationally distributed news clip
  • Nadezhda Chaikova (died 1996), Russian correspondent known for exposés of Russian military atrocities and close contacts with the Chechen rebels

In sports and gaming:

In the arts:

In the military

  • Nadezhda Durova (1783–1866), woman who became a decorated soldier during the Napoleonic wars

See also


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