President Vladimir Putin Eases Penalties for Domestic Abuse in Russia

President Vladimir Putin Eases Penalties for Domestic Abuse in Russia

. . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a law that partially decriminalizes domestic abuse, a measure that sailed easily through the country’s socially conservative legislature despite pushback from women’s- and children’s-rights advocates. Under the new law, domestic violence that results in “minor harm,” such as small lacerations and bruising, will […]