Путин утвердил стратегию развития информационного общества до 2030 года

В числе приоритетов развития информационных и коммуникационных технологий — «традиционные российские духовно-нравственные ценности»

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Наступление по-северокорейски

В КНДР торжественно продемонстрировали ракетно-ядерный удар по США

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Страсти по свидетелям

Верховный суд РФ отложил рассмотрение иска по «Свидетелям Иеговы»

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Презумпция виновности

Генпрокуратура Польши обвинила российских авиадиспетчеров в крушении ТУ-154 под Смоленском

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Глобальная стирка

Раскрыта преступная схема, по которой из России утекли миллиарды долларов

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“We wrote in the police wrote, but that did nothing”

Основатель движения «Альтернатива» — о современном рабстве

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Oleg Melnikov, the leader of the "Alternative"
Oleg Melnikov, the leader of the “Alternatives”

In Russia 7 thousand people annually fall into labour or sexual slavery. The movement “Alternative” is, perhaps, the only Russian organization that deals with rescuing people from the hands of fake employers. Its founder, Oleg Melnikov, admits that he once believed slavery an anachronism.

Free plan

The movement “Alternative” emerged in 2012 and exists on donations. Oleg Melnikov has never aimed to free people from slavery — began as a political activist, organized “Antiseliger” All agreed the case: a friend asked Oleg to help a relative in Dagestan. Then it seemed that it would only be one trip. Now “Alternative” — only what Oleg.

“we then Released five people, brought to Moscow a bunch of footage, sent to all journalists, but nobody was interested. Fame we got after galyanovskoe case (the infamous shop “Products” in Sochi, where for several years held in slavery employees), then the media started to take us seriously”.

Simple schema

Usually salvation is on such algorithm: came-saw-was taken. The staff of “Alternatives” trying to keep it quiet. Volunteers are always ready to clashes to go on the safe path sometimes does not work.

“The Police are trying to attract, but according to the existing article of the criminal code “human trafficking” is extremely excited few things, and brought to the prison unit. The article is raw and has not been modified since 2003. It is unclear who should be considered slaves. Police asked: “are You chained?”. Where did they get this idea? Slaves were never chained, they would not be able to work.”

According to Oleg, the police of the CIS looks bad people, with the exception of Belarus. Every loss is an emergency. Once the higher ranks of the Belarusian police have contacted “Alternative”, not relying on their Russian colleagues.

Statistics on missing persons in the territory of the Russian Federation
Statistics on missing persons in the territory of the Russian Federation.


With the rescued men employees of “Alternatives to” contact rare: for a small state too many of them. Usually the victims are willing to accept the help, but there are exceptions.

“it was an amazing case of a girl from Ghana. Came to pick her up, and she doesn’t want to go. Somehow found out that she is afraid of voodoo. She took a tuft of hair, and she decided that she would kill her and family if she leaves. As a result, one of our volunteers bought at the baby store tambourine, knocked at it and said, “voodoo Magic shot”. Funny to us, but for her the real problem.”

“Urgently need a job”

Fall into slavery through recruiters, fake ads on the Internet. Many are looking for ways to make money in a crisis. Take a ticket to Moscow all the money in the hope that they will find jobs and begin to look directly at the station. They are suitable, offer job, for example, in the suburbs, after the name to note. Wake up people then anywhere: in Kaluga, Russia, in Dagestan. Into sexual slavery through lure casting Agency. Mostly girls find in Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Greece.

Signs of fake listings

    • Ad type “known to the Agency invites…”.
    • Questionable email address without a website company.
    • Great salary for the type of activity that does not require special skills.

The Concealment of data on place of work, the activity, the amount of salary.


Strangers among friends

“Usually, other people don’t. For example, the story of the shop in Sochi. Communicate with local, they say, “so what, big deal, but there bread is delicious.” There beaten and raped — all confirm that for help addressed too. “We in the police wrote, and that did nothing” — meet the witnesses”.

The authorities do not cooperate with volunteers. Most embassies do not want to intervene, trying to protect themselves, are actually condemning the man to wander. “Alternative” has now filed a criminal case. In their the shelter there lived four freed man from the CIS. The police accused the volunteers in aiding the illegal migrants. Attempts to explain in what have not resulted.

a helping Hand

The most difficult to find volunteers in not the most attractive job. Sometimes the task for those wishing to help are six months later, when many burn out. In a constant state of “Alternatives” from seven to fifteen people. 90% of the cases — a routine that is not paid for, and many victims cannot help. Per day lost more people than is for the year, even with the help of the Foundation “Charity” and the organization “Lisa Alert”.

“After all this time are no longer perceived as tragedy. Messages do not cause emotions. This is not cynicism, it’s just that when I see tears every day, it is not imbued”.

How to help

Very often beggars in the streets — people who are held in slavery.
  1. do Not give money.
  2. Offer food or water.
  3. Ask whether you need help.
  4. having Received the standard answer, ask unusual questions: where they came from, where he worked, what he studied.
  5. Offer to call relatives.
  6. When people start to talk about yourself, offer assistance. Tell me that help will come now.
  7. Call the hotline “Alternatives” on the phone +7 965 345 51 61.

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The last barrier before the divorce

Комнаты для примирения открылись в российских ЗАГСах

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In the registry offices of Tatarstan and the Belgorod region appeared room for reconciliation. They are designed to help spouses to abandon the divorce and to understand the causes of the conflict. For this the rooms are specialists-mediators, acting in the role of family psychologists. The initiative has already helped some couples refuse to divorce.

A member of the Federation Council, Chairman of the Union of women of Russia Ekaterina Lakhova proposed to consider the question of creating room for reconciliation at the Federal level. In addition, these rooms will appear in the Registrar Novgorod region in March.

Recall that in 2013, the UN called a Russian leader in the number of divorces in the world.


The state Duma has attempted to strengthen the institution of family and marriage. In January 2017, the head of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov offered to make the procedure of divorce. It was assumed that the timing of the divorce is expected to increase from one to three months, and the court must try to reconcile the spouses with minor children. Also under the bill prohibits absentee divorce through the courts. State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov agreed with the proposal of increasing the period of the divorce, however, the bill did not find support of the majority of MPs.

In 2013, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed to increase the state duty for divorce from 400 rubles to 30 thousand. The initiative was not approved by deputies.

In 2015, the state duty on divorce increased to 650 roubles.

divorce Statistics in Russia in 2015-2016

the largest number of divorces: Magadan oblast and the Leningrad oblast (752 divorces per thousand marriages)

the Main reason for divorce — alcoholism or addiction (41% divorce rate)

the Main reason for rejection of divorce kids (35% of failed divorces)

the Number of divorces for 2015 611646

opinion of Russians about the divorce (VTSIOM data)

Infographics polls

what about them?

In European countries the mutual consent of spouses on divorce may not be enough. In Italy, the divorce only through court, which reserves the right to refuse divorce. The trial may last several years. A similar system, albeit in a mild form, is valid in the Netherlands. In Germany in order to file for divorce, the spouses must be at least a year to live separately from each other. The cost of divorce is calculated on the basis of family income.

divorce Statistics in Europe for 2015 according to angliya.today

Infographic angliya.today

What you say

Daria, a student of the higher school of Economics, feminist

This is a very dumb idea, because in our state psychologist is more likely to put pressure on a woman so she wasn’t leaving an abusive husband, if only to preserve the traditional family.

Ludmila, 42, was on the verge of divorce

I think that the introduction of the reconciliation rooms in registry offices can be useful for many families who are on the verge of divorce. Often couples decide to divorce under the influence of emotions, without realizing the real cause of the disorder in the family. The question of divorce in my family, too, rose, but a timely trip to a family therapist helped to avoid this. Not all people can afford expert help, but sometimes you just have to look at the situation from the outside, to hear the partner, to build a dialogue.

Oksana, 46 years old, divorced more than ten years

In my case it would be useless, because the divorce was inevitable. If people don’t love each other, they are not the same moral compass, no psychologist in this case will not help. If the original person does not need a family, especially when he’s not interested in your own child, it hardly makes sense to try to establish something. Although each case is different.


expert Opinion

lecturer at the Faculty of social Sciences, HSE Rostislav Kononenko specifically for Hit.media:

“whether the successful introduction of the “room of reconciliation”, will practice. This is another attempt by the state to improve the statistics of divorce, because in our country it is disappointing. The government is trying to change the population’s attitude to marriage. Personally, I don’t think the room will affect people’s decisions about divorce. The idea will either scare away, having no impact on the majority of divorcing, or give people a break for a day or two, after which they are without ZAGS disperse. Measure positive and interesting, but not enough to alter values and attitudes in society and relations between spouses.

However, if the decision to divorce is made on a hot head, then talk with a psychologist can act”.

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“As a trickle of blood running down my leg”

Что чувствует участница #тихогопикета под прицелом тысячи глаз

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This release with a poster against the decriminalization of domestic violence was not planned. I got to the meeting — so did a poster for #tehohoito. It was not terrible, it was a thrill and a sense of responsibility to society.

My poster against the decriminalization of domestic violence.

In the bus, people looked furtive, but I’m still nervous. I felt like I merged with the poster itself became a political statement. In the subway people were staring at me already open. There went the excitement, there was only interest — “hear” whether a poster?

the end of the day on the escalator, I caught up with a young man who offered to deal with domestic tyrants without involving the police. I disagreed with him, but I was pleased with his support.

I gathered laudatory comments from friends and relatives and encouraged colleagues to take part in #technicite. The day the poster was an inspiring experience.

Report about the day in the official group #tihovolya.
a Report about the day in the official group #tehohoito.

Silent scream

unlike conventional picket #thepike is an invitation to dialogue about social issues, politics, art. Anyone can participate — you need to come up with a poster, attach it in a conspicuous place and be ready to talk.

Participant #tehohoito Sasha AlexeevAlexander Alekseev

20 years

One of the first participants #of tehohoito, teacher gender club HSE, activist.

Many people need time to understand and accept some things. You never know what will end the conversation with a stranger. Someone is just too lazy to argue, and someone will take your position only a few months. So I don’t know, it turns out or not. First, hard, then quickly get used to. In my case, the negative contacts were very few. I wanted to give up only after the Internet reaction to the poster about menstruation.

a Poster about menstruation
Poster Sasha about menstruation

I Usually feel the support of others, and frustration passes quickly. Sometimes, I want to go into isolation for a suspended Mars. Activism is for me a way to productively use the negative feelings that I kindly supplying the world around us. Thanks to the activism I have become more open to people from the “outside”. Previously, it seemed that the dialogue outside the circle of my communication is impossible, and now I got rid of self-censorship.

Sasha's response to abuse in connection with the poster about menstruation
Sasha’s Post in response to insults in connection with the poster about menstruation.

a New beginning

Now #thepike is not the Union of three activists and a large community that continues to speak to people even without the Creator of the action. “My personal shares is possible,” commented Daria your care.

Poetry poster of the founder shares Darya Serenko
Poetical poster the founder shares Darya Serenko
Daria about leaving #tehohoito
Daria about leaving #tehohoito

the Most popular topics among the participants — discrimination and criticism of the government.

the Alexander lighthouse, the participant

Alexander's lighthouse member“I have long been inspired as #thepike and actionism in General. Thanks to credible sources of information I started to discover the horrifying facts. I was scared for others. The most memorable interaction with people. During, before and after the action. Someone thinks mad that someone supports, someone also decides to come up with a poster”.


Poster Alexandra
Poster Alexandra

Anna Babinska participant

“Doubt was, but I wasn’t. I know my district, we have people not too curious. To consider — Yes, to be exact, and to come and talk… No. So I’m not worried”.


Poster of Anna
Poster Anna

the Daria Bitter, party

Daria Bitter, party“there Were a lot of emotions, but they disappeared in a very strong sense of unease and discomfort. A man with a poster in a residential area was inappropriate. You look like you was without an important piece of clothing. Somehow, in the vicinity of his home was the worst, and on the way to the subway had to hide the poster from people.”


Poster Daria
Poster Daria

Hope, member

“a Couple of months I watched the action, was valued, struggled with internal barriers. The poster is still forced out of the cosy comfort zone. In August I took a marker and wrote his first poster. It was a thrill, but it was gone when I heard people discussing my picket. The outcome of the review early — don’t think for me the campaign will ever end.”


Posters of Hope
Posters of Hope

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