MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliam...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence – Federal News Network

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the country’s most ardent feminists, Popova has fought for years to lobby members of the State Duma to adopt legislation to protect women — without success. So she decided to run herself in the election in which voting begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Popova believes she has a good chance of winning and will be able to push through a domestic violence law. Analysts and recent actions by Russian …

 

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