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“[This report] does not mean that Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian forces, or that the Ukrainian military is not taking adequate precautions in other parts of the country. We must be very clear: nothing of the actions of the Ukrainian military, which we have documented, in any way justify Russia's violations.”
"The Committee against Torture has been protecting the rights of citizens who have suffered from torture and inhuman treatment by government officials all their lives. Despite the obvious benefits of this mission, the authorities have been trying for many years to give it an alien and harmful outline... Apparently, the authorities are giving a signal that torture is becoming (or has already become) part of state policy and is not a problem. Here I would like to remind you about the Constitution, where torture is prohibited (for the time being)."
One Russian city is taking moonshine off the streets by offering a trade: groceries in exchange for booze.
In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.
News of Britney Spears’s recent appearance in court has crossed the globe, and a well-meaning group of supporters in Russia have taken offense at her plight.
A man in Ufa got help for paying off his debts thanks to a classy photo-shoot.
New research uncovers Russians' attitudes towards swearing.
A recent survey of the elderly finds that one-fifth of pensioners hope to supplement their income with a blog.
This week, politicians are caught red-handed; surrogate motherhood and gambling are (apparently) the same; and Putin isn't as hip with the youth as you'd think.
The Moscow Metro plans to allow passengers to pay with Face ID.
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