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Shelters for women facing domestic violence: how it works in Russia from RIA Novosti, 3/21/11

Monday, March 21, 2011

The article reports, “Svetlana Yefimova was not among the millions of Russian women who were given flowers by their husbands on International Women’s Day…. She divorced him in September 2010, several years after he first severely beat her, breaking her nose, and pledged to make her life “hell.”…There are thousands of women in Russia like Yefimova, who have no place to go when they face domestic violence. There are only about 25 women’s shelters across the country, with places for a total of about 200 women, according to Moscow’s Anna National Center for the Prevention of Violence.”

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