Russia, Protect Your Women!

Last night I was watching a really interesting documentary on Dateline (SBS) about Russia. It looked at many facets of the country and influences that are shaping the future of the nation.

I was finding it all fascinating until the show highlighted a law that has just passed in the Russian parliament - the decriminalisation of domestic violence. Apparently the Russians don't believe the state should interfere in family life.

The poor women of Russia who are stuck in awful situations will have no legal way to turn. And with strict protest laws which mean protesters are not allowed to stand together, women wanting to change the laws have a hard time being heard.

Looks like Russia is heading back to the dark ages.