The Russian parliament recently passed a law softening the punishment for domestic violence. The majority of the victims are women, and any who openly oppose the new law are finding it difficult to have their voices heard.
Russians aren't happy that the lower house of parliament has passed a bill backed by Vladimir Putin raising the retirement age. But while cries of protest filled the streets before, outrage has faded to resignation.
The Russian parliament has passed a controversial law that decriminalizes some forms of domestic violence. First-time offenders need no longer fear criminal prosecution.
President Putin and the upper house of parliament are mulling a bill that would ease some penalties for domestic violence that has already passed the Duma. Women's rights campaigners fear it will encourage abuse.
The Communist Party leader said the proposed changes mean that people will get their "pension in their coffins.” The proposal to increase the pension age is widely unpopular.
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