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What Is Life Really Like For Women In Russia?

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With high rates of discrimination and low pay, Russia isn't known for its women's rights record. So what's life like for Russian women?

Learn More:
NPR: Controversy Erupts In Russia Over Report on Female Genital Mutilation
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/23/491055905/controvery-erupts-in-russia-over-report-on-female-genital-mutilation

The Guardian: In Russia and Ukraine, Women are Still Being Blamed for Being Raped
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/12/in-russia-and-ukraine-women-are-still-blamed-for-being-raped

The Independent: Russian Politician Behind Anti-Gay Law Wants to Decriminalize Domestic Violence
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/russian-politician-behind-anti-gay-law-wants-to-decriminalise-domestic-violence-a7159726.html

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