Jehovah’s Witnesses banned in Russia as extremist organization

The Supreme Court of Russia proclaimed Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist organization and prohibited their activity in the country. Whether this leads to the disappearance of signature old ladies who approach people to talk about the Bible in Russia and have spawned numerous anecdotes throughout the 90s and the 2000s, remains to be seen. This comes [...]

By | 2017-05-18T04:32:06+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bill passed to decriminalize domestic violence in Russia

A bill to decriminalize a first offense of family violence has been passed by the Russian Parliament. Only violence that leads to serious injuries or repeated offense is still criminalized. Rather than facing up to two years in jail for battery, first-time offenders will now face a small fine and up to 15 days of [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:55:09+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments