PBS NewsHour

Domestic abuse is not always criminal in Russia

Clip: 10/28/2017 | 7m 9s

In Russia, a woman is killed by domestic violence every 40 minutes, according to data from the Russian government. But earlier this year, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that downgrades “moderate” violence, causing bruises or bleeding once a year, from a criminal offense to an administrative one. Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin reports on the effects from Moscow.

Aired: 10/28/17

Rating: NR

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