Published Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 | 11:41 p.m. Updated Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 | 11:41 p.m...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence – Las Vegas Sun

Published Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 | 11:41 p.m. Updated Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 | 11:41 p.m. 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 …

 

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