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2021 IN REVIEW
For Russian Women, 2021 Was a Year of Broken Promises
Russia still lacks legislation to protect women from domestic violence.
Russian Laws ‘Enough’ to Combat Domestic Violence – Kremlin
“Of course, undesirable and sometimes tragic situations happen, we regret that,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
step toward progress
Vogue Russia Features First Plus-Size Cover Model
While some observers praised Vogue's cover, others slammed the magazine's choice of a conventionally beautiful, slim model.
Russian Police Detain, Return Dagestani Women Fleeing Abuse
Rights groups say two women are in danger after authorities took them from a women’s refuge center and returned them to their families.
Russia Outlaws Anti-Women ‘Male State’ Group as ‘Extremist’
The ultra-nationalist movement has carried out abuse campaigns against women and minorities in recent years.
Russian Female Politicians Push to Encourage Women to Run for Office
Former Duma candidates Marina Litvinovich, Alyona Popova and Oksana Pushkina are launching a project to help women get elected to positions of power.
Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements
Russia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.
65% of Women Murdered in Russia Killed By Partners or Relatives – Study
The share of women murdered at the hands of loved ones in Russia is well above the global average, the study said.
Russia Opens Aviation Technician, Engineer Professions to Women
Russia's list of jobs banned for women has persisted since the Soviet era.
Escaped Chechen Domestic Violence Victim Reverses Story on State TV
Khalimat Taramova previously said she fled by her own free will from “regular beatings and threats” by her family over her sexual orientation.
Chechen Domestic Violence Victim Faces ‘Killing’ After Police Raid Women’s Shelter – Reports
Khalimat Taramova reportedly faced threats and beatings at home because of her sexual orientation.
Influential Russian Feminist Activist Tatiana Nikonova Dies at 43
Nikonova advocated gender equality, sexual literacy and LGBT rights to her hundreds of thousands of followers.
Russian Feminist Activist Goes on Trial for 'Body-Positive' Drawings
Yulia Tsvetkova faces up to six years behind bars in a case that has prompted nationwide pickets and online flashmobs in her support.
everyone's a critic
Russian Senate Speaker Slams Eurovision Pick ‘Russian Woman’ as ‘Nonsense’
Tajik-born singer-songwriter Manizha's song discusses resisting sexist stereotypes and finding empowerment as a woman.
Socialite Sobchak Faces Blowback for Interview With Russian Serial Rapist
Critics accuse Ksenia Sobchak of giving a platform to a criminal and warn that the interview on her YouTube channel could inspire copycat acts.
Moscow to Probe 'Russian Woman' Eurovision Entry for 'Illegal' Lyrics
The song performed by Manizha praises the strength of Russian women, urging them to be more independent and to resist sexist views.
Russia’s Only Female Cosmonaut Inspires New Barbie
The one-of-a-kind Barbie inspired by Anna Kikina is part of Mattel's “You Can Be Anything” campaign.
Russian Mother With Tattoos, Piercings Ruled Unfit for Custody – Reports
Nina Tseretilova says she has not seen her daughter and two sons in the past three months.
Austria Convicts Chechen ‘Moral Guardians’ for Harassing Women – Reports
The defendants were accused of threatening, intimidating and occasionally abusing Chechen women for exhibiting “Western behavior.”
NO SAFE HAVEN
Branded Foreign Agents, Russia’s Domestic Violence Groups Fear for the Future
Activists say the crackdown is intensifying even as reports of abuse doubled with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
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