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Tverskaya-Street

There’s a much deeper issue here than the emergence of ‘gold digger academies’, an issue that concerns society and the future of the Russian nation as a whole. And this issue needs to be tackled fast before more girls see a life of fear, humiliation and dependence as the better of two evils. 

Moscow-metro

“I’ve witnessed an unpleasant incident when an elderly grandma tried to get in before the doors closed but only her arms and bag made it yet not one single man tried to help her by opening the slammed doors." - Didar (21), a veterinary science student.

IWD-St-Petersburg-1917May 2013: By Maria Stambler - "These laws are signaling a return to the Stone Age for human rights... However, not enough attention is given to the changes this will bring to women’s rights..."

Violetta-Volkova

Aug 2012: Maria Stambler met Violetta Volkova in Moscow, to ask about her work - "Pussy Riot’s freedom is everyone’s freedom now. Our parents’, children’s, relatives’, everyone’s freedom..."

Violetta-Volkova

Aug 2012: Maria Stambler met Violetta Volkova in Moscow, to ask about her work - "We understand that we face very serious risks.. because obviously the government will not let us be and do our jobs..."

Putins-Army

May 2012: By Maria Stambler - "Advertising, as an industry, is still relatively new in Russia. The weak advertising laws are further undermined when the government blatantly breaks these laws...."

Lego figurines, Kinder surprises and other toys played the role of 'demonstrators'.  | Photo: Sergey Teplyakov/vkontakte

January 2012: Police in Siberian city ask prosecutors to investigate legality of protest involving display of toy figures holding miniature placards...

Tanya-Lokshina

April 2011. Joanne Michele interviews Tanya Lokshina, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Moscow office, about the murder of her best friend, award-winning Chechen human rights activist Natalya (Natasha) Estemirova.