While the left continues to distract the public from a real issue in Russia, numerous reports show that domestic abuse rates in the country are starting to soar, since the Russian parliamentary, “Duma”, voted to decriminalize domestic abuse last month.
The parliament voted to turn domestic abuse into a civil matter rather than a criminal one – citing family privacy and the rights of the family to do as they wish. Severe injuries like broken bones will still be a criminal offense.
The Independent says, “The law reduced the punishment for attacks that result in “minor injuries” such as bruises or cuts from two years to 15 days in prison along as they do not happen more than once a year, sparking outrage from human rights groups around the world.”
While this happens, a very popular Russian show, both in America and Russia/former Soviet States, “Let Them Talk”, featured a show about a woman who has filed charges against her ex-husband for beating her severely and breaking her nose, bringing her flowers and apologizing. The woman sporting a cast on her nose as she sat on the couch. The ex-husband claims he didn’t do it. Hospital reports show a broken nose, concussion, and multiple bruises.
The Daily Mail has more:
A Russian triathlete has issued a grovelling apology to his ex-wife live on TV as she appeared on a chat show sporting a bandaged nose after he assaulted her at a training session.
Nadezhda Semenyuk, former wife of triathlete Roman Paramonov, went on a popular talk show in Russia called Let Them Speak with the deliberate intention of shaming her ex.
Ms Semenyuk recalled the time she was about to leave a stadium with her son Ivan where Paramonov was training when he assaulted her. In response, Paramonov was filmed awkwardly handing over a bouquet of flowers to his former wife, who was still badly bruised following the attack.
Ms Semenyuk said that her husband had been beating her up for a long time during their marriage, and at least twice since they got divorced.
It is reported that Paramonov became furious when Ms Semenyuk started a relationship with another man after their divorce.
After the altercation with Ironman triathlon competitor Roman Paramonov, 36, footage showed her lying dazed on the ground receiving first aid.
Later in hospital she was diagnosed with head injuries, a broken nose, as well as ‘multiple bruises and scratches’, say Russian reports.
Natalya Shtrombakh said: ‘He beat her worse than an animal.
‘It happened right in the middle of the running track.’
Afterwards ‘all I saw was bloody mess instead of her face, broken facial bones, an injured head.
‘Their son was there when it happened.’
The case has shocked Russians, and Paramonov has now gone into hiding.