More than 50 Times as Many Russians Marched This Week for Animal Rights Compared to Those Who Did So Against Mathilda

File Photo of Dog at Animal Shelter Jumping Up on Person in Winter Clothing, With Beseeching Look

(Paul Goble – Window on Eurasia – Staunton, September 20, 2017) Novyye izvestiya reports today that there were two major demonstration efforts in Russian cities last weekend, protests against the showing of the film Mathilda and demonstrations calling for more laws to protect animals from abuse and mistreatment ( The former attracted enormous attention in the media, while the latter […]

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In The Land Of Fur Coats, An Embryonic Animal-Rights Movement

Kremlin and St. Basil's

(RFE/RL – – Tom Balmforth – MOSCOW, November 25, 2013) Alfia Karimova’s path to animal-rights activism started when she was shopping online — for a fur coat. The 34-year-old woman from the industrial city of Magnitogorsk was already the proud owner of an elegant silver-fox-fur coat. And with winter coming, she was in the market for another, this time […]

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