Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Putin Signed Bill to Ban All Forms of Cruelty to Animals


On Thursday, according to documents uploaded to the official online database of Russian legislative information, President V V Putin signed a decree on responsible treatment of animals outlawing all forms of cruelty to animals and established rules of pet ownership. The law was introduced in 2010 to the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the RF Gosduma, and took eight years for passage. The law contains basic principles of pet ownership, based on responsible, ethical, and humane treatment of animals. It also streamlines the rights and responsibilities of federal, regional, and municipal authorities on the issue of pet ownership. The law establishes rules of ownership and use of animals, and of their protection against cruel treatment. Besides, it outlaws the propaganda of cruel treatment of animals and sets forth requirements for ownership of pets and service animals, as well as for their use in cultural and entertaining events.

Bans and Restrictions

The new law prohibits free and uncontrolled movement of animals in areas with road traffic, in lifts, and in other common areas of residential buildings, as well as in yards, recreational areas, playgrounds, and sporting grounds. From now on, owners must clean the waste left by their pet in those areas. Now, municipal authorities can prohibit animal walks in certain zones. The document also stipulates that dogs of potentially dangerous breeds can take walks only with a muzzle and on a leash. The only exception is when a dog walks on restricted territory belonging to its owner and marked with a warning sign. The Russian government will compile a list of those dangerous breeds. The law also defines the legal status of animal shelters and sets rules for establishing, keeping, and using them. From now on, anyone capturing stray animals must record it with a camera and make public all information about them. The document also outlaws petting zoos and animal fights, as well as keeping animals in bars and restaurants.

28 December 2018




Sunday, 11 December 2016

11 December 2016. Russian Couple Save Frozen Cat in Chelyabinsk Oblast





This couple found a cat frozen in the snow in Zlataust in Chelyabinsk Oblast (in the Urals). They freed the furby from its frozen snare and took him home. The followup vid shows that the kotik is safe n’ sound and has a new loving home. This is from this year in late November.

By the way… here’s some trivia. “Zlataust” in Russian is the translation for the name of “Chrysostom”… therefore, “Ioann Zlataust” or “Ioann Zlataustago”… I thought that you might want to know that… the town is named for St John Chrysostom.


Saturday, 2 July 2016

2 July 2016. From the Russian Web… Will You Be Our Friends?

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

24 April 2016. All Lives are Precious…

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