That is now changing, but lowering the legal hurdles to equality is just a first step in effecting cultural change, experts say. January 3, Currently in Russia there is a list of professions, ranging from miner to diver to train driver, that are illegal for women to perform. But starting in that list will be cut to just jobs, as Russia takes a step toward gender equality in the law — even if gender discrimination remains an ongoing problem in the workplace. The list, a Soviet holdover, is meant to protect women from jobs considered too dangerous for them. The post-Soviet era has seen some working improvements for women, but the loss of Soviet-era privileges such as guaranteed employment and free day care have largely not been offset with new opportunities. And while the list that kept them from taking on some of the most skilled and highest-paying occupations is about to be shortened, the underlying law — and biases — are still in place. Svetlana Medvedeva spent years studying for her chosen profession, Volga River boat captain, before she hit a roadblock in the form of a law she had never heard of. Medvedeva had the necessary degree, training, and years of experience working aboard the passenger ships that ply the vast Volga River, which flows by her home town of Samara. But in she was denied advancement because commanding a riverboat was one of professions in Russia legally barred to women for being considered too hazardous or arduous for them to perform.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Data breach monitoring service LeakedSource has obtained almost million user logins for Rambler. Worryingly, users' passwords were not encrypted in any way — leaving users extremely vulnerable to hackers. Data breaches like these are valuable to hackers and identity thieves because they can use the login details, if not properly secured, to try and log into other services that users have an account with.
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August 14, pm Updated January 2, am. Instagram users are getting caught up in a mysterious hacking epidemic that appears to be linked to Russia. A growing number of frustrated users report being locked out of their accounts — and no one seems to know why.
Russia uses standard falsification for new persecution of pro-Ukraine activist in occupied Crimea. The arrest and FSB claims about the woman were widely reported in the Russian state-controlled media, however without revealing that their new victim was year-old Halyna Dovhopola Rus. Galina Dolgopolaya who was born in Bakhchysarai. This is not the first time that the FSB have concealed the name of an arrested Ukrainian, but it is one of the most dangerous. The FSB only reported the arrest on 29 November , two days after it had allegedly taken place and after the woman had been remanded in custody initially for two months. She was identified only as a Russian citizen. Since Russia has illegally made it virtually impossible to work, receive medical care or carry out ordinary functions without Russian citizenship, this does not change the fact that Dovhopola is Ukrainian. The report asserted that from to there had been six arrests of supposed members of sabotage groups including citizens of Russia and Ukraine. It is ominous that Dovhopola is one of three Ukrainians arrested in as many months on extremely dubious charges. Human Rights in Ukraine.