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A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions.

Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting “granny chic” and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online.

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17.01.2019 | 12:37

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Young Russian fashion designers take inspiration from history

In her workshop in a Moscow attic, Maria Andrianova is using a sewing technique she learnt from elderly women in the forested Karelia region of northwestern Russia.

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15.12.2018 | 14:44

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Riot Days: Pussy Riot’s acts of defiance

Members of the feminist punk group have been sentenced to 15 days in prison after a pitch invasion during the World Cup final in Russia. We look at some of their most high-profile protests to date.

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17.07.2018 | 13:47

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Russian tattoo artist transforms abuse scars into butterflies

Domestic violence is a widespread problem in Russia and some forms of abuse have now been decriminalized. Tatoo artist, Yevgeniya Zakhar, is helping victims hide their scars.

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29.11.2017 | 19:44

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Women in the News

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While Russia is pondering imposing restrictions on abortion rights, Amnesty International is urging Ireland to end its abortion ban. Read more news about women here and tell us if we miss something.

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19.06.2015 | 14:07

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“Madonna, comrade-in-arms, we love you”

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven! – oh time.”

William Wordsworth wrote these lines at the time of the French revolution. Being young is indeed a heavenly feeling and for all the young fans present at Madonna’s concert in Moscow, this feeling increased by leaps and bounds.

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17.08.2012 | 12:02

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