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Monday, July 21, 2008

Women Brutalized in Putin's Russia

National Public Radio reports:

Domestic violence is one of Russia's darkest secrets. The government estimates that 14,000 women die each year at the hands of their husbands or male partners. But Russian police don't even classify domestic abuse as a crime. It's a social problem few Russians ever mention.

Click here to listen to the audio report. 14,000 women per year is more than 38 per day, more than 1 every 40 minutes, ten times more than in the United States, a country with a population double that of Russia. In other words, a Russian woman is twenty times more likely to be murdered by her husband than an American woman by hers.

2 comments:

Doris said...

what's the news exactly? never heard th Russian saying "if he doesn't hit (you), he doesn't love (you)"?

La Russophobe said...

if it means he loves you when he hits you, what does it mean when he kills you?