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1. International without the Amnesty

“[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.” 

                                   –  From a report released by Amnesty International
Tags: social issues, human rights, NGOs, Amnesty international, war in ukraine
2. A Loss for Justice

"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)."

– Sergey Babinets, chairman of the Committee against Torture
Tags: human rights, Committee against Torture, law, government, social issues
3. Fair Trade

One Russian city is taking moonshine off the streets by offering a trade: groceries in exchange for booze.

Tags: food, vodka, alcohol, social issues, government
4. Pumpkins, Medieval Renaissance Festivals, and Cattle Stealing

In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.

Tags: social issues, children, Kazakhstan, alexander nevsky, peter-paul fortress, st. petersburg, moscow, pumpkin, watermelon
5. Britney's Plight Takes Flight, And Putin's "Troops" Speak Out

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.

Tags: culture, law, social issues, women, Internet, putin's troops, britney spears
6. A Model Problem-Solver

A man in Ufa got help for paying off his debts thanks to a classy photo-shoot.

Tags: Ufa, Internet, disabled, social issues
7. Cussing Stats

New research uncovers Russians' attitudes towards swearing.

Tags: social issues, study, statistics, language
8. A Blog for Babushka

A recent survey of the elderly finds that one-fifth of pensioners hope to supplement their income with a blog.

Tags: social media, social issues, elderly, pensions, Internet
9. Putin, Forest Work, and Gender Changes

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.

Tags: military, children, women, money, gender, history, government, putin, social issues
10. Pay with your Face

The Moscow Metro plans to allow passengers to pay with Face ID.

Tags: money, Moscow, metro, social issues

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