The life of an ethnic Russian woman can be dramatically different from the life of a Bashkir, Chechen, or Sakha woman; just as the life of a woman from a lower-class rural family can be different from the life of a women from an upper-middle-class urban family.
Nevertheless, a common historical and political context provides a room for speaking about women in Russia in general.
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Between 10 to 15 percent of the country's population are adherents of Islam."Even if she loses, people will know that a girl in a hijab [a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion] is not just a mother or a woman, but is also an educated, wise and respected woman," former Olympic champion in boxing and Dagestan's deputy sports minister Gaidarbek Gaidarbekov wrote on Instagram, referencing Gamzatova's campaign.
Of course, incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely seen as the clear frontrunner in the upcoming election.
As Russia's first-ever female Muslim presidential candidate, Gamzatova is a trailblazer for her community and for women.
In previous speeches and books, Gamzatova has blasted extremists as "duplicitous" and "blood-thirsty", according to Al Jazeera.
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"Of course, she won't become president, it's stupid to even discuss it," Zakir Magomedov, a popular blogger from Dagestan, wrote.
But Gamzatova will likely receive a high number of votes, particularly from Russian Muslims.