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The Frightening and Sad Reasons Russians Love Trump

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A week after the ceremony, after the cheering had died down, the lower house of Russian Parliament agreed to decriminalize domestic violence. The bill, now approved by the Council of Federation, allows an attacker to get away with battering a family member for a fine of up to 30,000 rubles (approximately $500) — which according to Mari Davtyan, a lawyer and co-founder of Nasiliu.net (“No To Violence”), will probably be paid from a couple’s mutual budget. [A look at why Putin appears to like Trump and vice versa. I've liked Putin in the many interviews I've seen of him, but this is a relatively new light to me.]

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