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Putin Signs Law Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

A week ago, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, signed into law a contentious bill decriminalizing domestic violence between family members. No longer in the Russian criminal code, domestic violence is now treated like any other case of battery, an “administrative violation.”  Battery carries a maximum fine of 30,000 roubles ($502), community service, or a 15-day detention.…