There were moments of tension and moments for dozing. There was drama and plenty of blank stares. There was lots and lots and lots and lots of passing. And then, in the end, there were penalties.
Women in Russian society have a rich and varied history during numerous regimes throughout the centuries. It is important to note that since Russia is a multicultural society, the experiences of women in Russia vary significantly across ethnic, racial, religious, and social lines. The life of an ethnic Russian woman can be dramatically different from the life of a Bashkir , Chechen , or Yakuts Sakha woman; just as the life of a woman from a lower-class rural family can be different from the life of a woman from an upper-middle-class urban family. Nevertheless, a common historical and political context provides a room for speaking about women in Russia in general.
Gender stereotypes are widespread in Russian society. Although the Russian Federation adopted official policy of equality Russian authorities did not create the conditions that would result in true equality between men and women. Furthermore, the Constitution is not an effective instrument to prevent discrimination. The state, in turn, gives only minimal attention to issues of equality of sexes. According to the Moscow Helsinki Group, the majority of representatives of authorities does not consider the prohibition of discrimination as a basic principle of their work.
Knight said the law contributed to an intensification of harassment and violence against LGBT people in Russia. Diana F. Georgy L. The LGBT youth interviewed for the report described being constantly on alert for harassment and violence.