In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn’t

A year after the country decriminalized domestic violence, women feel the consequences.

Foreign Policy
Nov 16, 2018 · 5 min read
A 26-year-old victim of domestic violence poses for pictures in Moscow on Feb. 3, 2017. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

By Anna Denejkina

In January 2018, Artyom Iskhakov, a 19-year-old Russian man, killed his roommate and former girlfriend, Tatyana Strakhova, who was also 19. Following the murder…

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