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Can Russia confront the horrors of its domestic violence epidemic?

 Open Democracy 17 August 2019

With the murder of a pregnant woman and her six children, Russia’s domestic violence epidemic again made headlines … but only briefly. Three Russian policemen have been charged with criminal negligence for ignoring the woman’s earlier pleas for help regarding her husband’s violent behaviour. In a country where victims of domestic violence are regularly vilified, her story is tragically not uncommon. Russia needs domestic violence legislation, and fast, says journalist Natalia Antonova. (1104 Words) - By Natalia Antonova

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