Two years ago, many Russians were shocked when the parliament significantly reduced penalties for domestic violence. Since then, women have been fighting back - demanding new legislation to restrain abusers, demonstrating in support of three sisters who took the law into their own hands, and finding new ways of tackling outdated attitudes on gender. On a blustery, grey afternoon, Margarita Gracheva takes her small sons to the playground. They run ahead then jump on to the swings and shoot down the slide. On the morning of 11 December Margarita's husband, Dmitri, offered to give her a lift to work, but instead he drove in the opposite direction, towards the forest. He parked the car, dragged her from her seat, took an axe from the boot and chopped off both her hands.
Sharp increase in Moscow pneumonia cases fuels fears over coronavirus statistics
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The Black Lives Matter BLM protests have not swept across Russia the way they have elsewhere, but people of colour living there have told the BBC about the casual discrimination they experience on a daily basis. There are estimated to be tens of thousands of people of colour living in Russia - including Russian-born people with mixed heritage and people from African and Caribbean countries who are working or studying in Russia. Recently a video of a taxi driver refusing to take a black man in his cab made waves on the internet in Russia. The person left standing on the kerb was year-old Roy Ibonga, a Congolese man studying economics at Bryansk State University. In his video, published on social media, the driver can be heard saying "If I don't like a person, I won't give them a ride. It's my car".
Russian domestic violence: Women fight back
Russia , the world's largest country , had a population of The overall life expectancy in Russia at birth is Subsequently, the country has one of the oldest populations in the world, with an average age of The Russians are the largest Slavic and European nation , and Russian is the most spoken Slavic language ; as well as the most spoken native language in Europe.
By Maria Tsvetkova , Polina Ivanova. MOSCOW Reuters - A reported sharp increase in pneumonia cases in the Russian capital and contradictory information around the issue is fuelling fears about the accuracy of official coronavirus data which remains much lower than many European countries. Russia, which has a population of million, has reported just coronavirus cases and some doctors have questioned how far the official data reflects reality, given what they say is the patchy nature and quality of testing. The government says its statistics are accurate however, and President Vladimir Putin has complained that Russia is being targeted by fake news to sow panic.