Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Katie Davies – Moscow Times – 17 April 2014 (originally published 14 Apr) Russia’s first anti-sexual harassment law has been submitted to the State Duma, despite concerns among critics that its terms will be used to deport foreign workers unfairly. The changes will protect the honor and dignity of “the more beautiful, but weaker sex,” said Oleg Nilov, the bill’s author and a […]

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

In Russia, a parallel G-20 for young women

Ivan Gutterman – Washington Post – Monday, 09 September 2013 (originally published  05 Sept) MOSCOW — A group of young women want to send a message to the mostly male leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting in St. Petersburg this week: Don’t forget us. Over the summer, young women from the G-20 countries, […]

Russian woman honored in fight to save forest

Russian woman honored in fight to save forest

Kathy Lally – Washington Post – Wednesday, 18 April 2012 (originally published 16 Apr) MOSCOW — The young Russian woman who repeatedly stood up to bulldozers and baton-wielding police in her efforts to save an ancient oak forest on the busy outskirts of Moscow has won the world’s largest grassroots environmental prize. Yevgenia Chirikova, 35, […]

Russian women equal, but only on the surface

Russian women equal, but only on the surface

Marina Darmaros- Russia Beyond The Headlines– Friday, 29 2011 (originally published 27 July) Although more Russian women than men have university degrees, women on average make less money and hold less prestigious positions. Since the Soviet era, more Russian women than men have received university degrees, yet their earnings and position in the job market […]

Suspect held in murder of Russian journalist Politkovskaya

Suspect held in murder of Russian journalist Politkovskaya

Matt Zuvela and Darren Mara – Deutsche Welle – Thursday, 2 June, 2011 (originally published 31 May) A man long suspected of being involved in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is being held by Russian authorities. Since her murder in 2006, little progress has been made in the case. Russian officials said they […]

“Is Journalism Worth Dying For?”: One woman’s story

“Is Journalism Worth Dying For?”: One woman’s story

Jason Farago – Salon.com – Thursday, 5 May, 2011 (originally published 3 May) A collection of essays by Russia’s murdered Anna Politkovskaya asks the question: Is journalism worth dying for? For Anna Politkovskaya, Russia was a grim country — a “managed democracy” governed by brutal leaders and craven bureaucrats, policed by violent and extortionist security […]

Slow progress on maternity care (in Russia)

Slow progress on maternity care (in Russia)

Anna Sulimina – The Moscow News – Friday, 4 March, 2011 (originally published 3 March) As Russia grapples with its demographic crisis, the government has identified improving healthcare at state maternity clinics as a key priority. Officials insist there have been some successes, of course – but without extra funding and a more modern attitude […]