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Russians flock to antibody tests; West notes tool's limit

Oct. 02, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or in hair salons, the conversation often turns to “antitela,” the Russian word for antibodies — the proteins produced by the body to fight infection. Even President Vladimir Putin referred to them...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

Sep. 15, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the country’s most ardent feminists, Popova has fought for years to lobby members of the...