In February, Russia passed a law decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence, a move that rights groups have called a step backward for the country and dangerous for women and children.
What’s behind this law, and how has the discussion in Russian media reflected and shaped the views of Russian society?
In this episode of Heard It From Her, we speak with Irina Lagunina, a senior journalist and editor with RFE/RL’s Russian Service who has been covering Russian politics, economics, international relations and human rights for more than 20 years.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy.
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