|Vladamir Putin, seen here hugging a|
puppy, says it's ok to beat your family,
just keep it within reason, you know?
Thirty grand might sound like a lot, but rubles are like pegged to Monopoly money or something, so it works out to be about $500. Yup, the law reduces the punishments for domestic abuse to a slap on the wrist which would be funny if there were anything funny about this. Which there's not. Because holy shit Russia, I mean, holy shit.
|You'd actually get a better exchange rate with Disney Dollars.|
|I don't know, I just expect more from|
the country that brought us Zangief.
|Dmitri Smirnov is literally the Russian|
equivalent of Joe Sixpack.
"Some of the things happening in Northern Europe now are such that even Hitler couldn't have dreamed up."
-Dmitri Smirnov head of the
Church's commission on family matters
|What other thing...oh, right.|
|Pictured: a typical session of the Duma.|
What? I'll be nicer when they stop
decriminalizing domestic violence.
Yes, lot's of things remind me of the space program. Anyway, when faced with the problem of writing in zero gravity, NASA spent millions developing a pen that would work in space. The Russians on the other hand gave cosmonauts a pencil and then punched them in the face and said: "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about."
|So yeah, I'm trotting out a lot of Russian stereotypes and making|
some culturally insensitive comments, but they just passed a law
that puts domestic violence on par with a traffic ticket, so fuck'em.