Karina Barantseva

I absolutely agree with your conclusions. I have traced all these processes in my native state, which is also pot-soviet (I am from Ukraine). And the most puzzling thing about it is that in the Soviet Union the ideology all the time proclaimed the gender equality, emancipation and protection of women from violence, including domestic violence, at the state level. It it possible to assume, that in 65 years of the soviet power these idea should have incorporated to the lifestyle and consciousness of our fellow citizens, but it appeared that it was just a set of ideologic slogans that meant nothing in real life.