- Jan 17, 2005
And you wonder why Russia (the country suffering from Stockholm syndrome) has a poor reputation. The entire culture seems to thrive "might=right" and the only way to get people to respect you is through fear and power (basically small penis syndrome). Well this latest headline does nothing to eliviate perceptions some people have that Russia is filled with woman abusers and alcoholics. No small surprise their woman want to leave so badly.
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.
Battery is a criminal offense in Russia, but nearly 20 percent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK to hit a spouse or a child. In a bid to accommodate conservative voters, deputies in the lower house of parliament have given initial approval to a bill eliminating criminal liability for domestic violence that stops short of serious bodily harm or rape.