“My butt will stop hurting today but I will never forget this.” A story of Katya Goroshko, who has been recovering for years from the trauma of having been abused by her parents as a child

Katya’s dad used to buy her shoes that were two sizes smaller to make her “build up stamina,” throw books at her because she wouldn’t memorize a poem well enough, or hit her for being late for a meeting.

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“Being a woman in Russia is like playing the boss level in a game.” A story of Valeriya Volodina who found protection from domestic abuse and cyberbullying only in applying to the European Court, twice

Valeriya Volodina is the first Russian woman to have been awarded compensation by the European Court of Human Rights in a domestic violence case.

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“Dad was touching me as if he was carving a piece of meat.” Maria Kufina has been publicly speaking out about her experience of sexualized violence by her father. But her voice remains unheard

Masha told Glasnaya about how the father she used to adore turned into a monster and why the adults never suspected anything.

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