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Russia a World Leader in Human Trafficking

The Washington Post reports:

But while other countries are improving, Russia is moving backward. By Russian police estimates, there were 50,000 sex-trafficking victims — the majority of them age 16 or younger — in Moscow in 2007, according to the organization MiraMed. Hundreds of girls have disappeared from orphanages into prostitution, some lured with promises of jobs and others abducted. Many of them are trafficked abroad: The Protection Project, a Washington-based human rights institute, ranks Russia among the top 10 countries of origin for trafficked human beings.

Meanwhile, Russian authorities are methodically dismantling the country’s once-robust civil society. Human rights groups are required to register as foreign agents if they receive foreign assistance, and their leaders are increasingly harassed, hounded and jailed. The U.S. government has financially supported Russian anti-trafficking organizations in the past but can no longer do so because of restrictions enacted in November.

Will President Barack Obama have the courage to stand up to human trafficking in Russia?

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9 responses to “Russia a World Leader in Human Trafficking

  1. President Obama cannot do anything about Russian affairs, because those are Russian affairs, and Obama is not a Russian president…

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      But Putin reads La Russophobe 24/7, so he should feel the wrath of the invincible people, hanging around here, ha!

    • larussophobe ⋅

      He can, actually. Your problem is that you are an illiterate troll who did not even try to read the source material linked to in our post. It CLEARLY states that the U.S. Department of State is just about to reconsider Russia’s rating on human trafficking, and could reduce it to the lowest possibly level. It CLEARLY explains the negative consequences this would have for Russia, and urges Obama to give this order.

      Understand now, idiot?

      • vlad rutenburg ⋅

        I agree. Putin has so much to learn from Obama, Bush Jr, and Clinton.

        How to torture and waterboard innocent people, including American citizens, for decades without a trial or a hearing.

        How to spy on all private phone, SMS, email and all other forms of communication between Americans.

        How to send the IRS to harass and extort political groups that threaten Obama with their threatening names like “Tea”, “Patriots”, “Constitution”, “Freedom”, etc.

        How to send millions of innocent people to jail for smoking grass in the privacy of their homes.

        How to invade and destroy foreign countries at the rate that has been matched only by that of Nazi Germany.

        How to send cruise missiles to slaughter Serbian TV journalists and technicians.

        How to send cruise missiles to slaughter Al Jazeera TV journalists and technicians.

        How to send cruise missiles to slaughter Chinese journalists in Belgrade.

        How to spy on and harass journalists on Fox News, Associated Press. Take today’s example: Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent James Rosen is being prosecuted and persecuted for writing that North Korea is likely to respond to sanctions with more nuclear tests. Such news stories are considered “treason” and their authors are prosecuted.

        How to harass internet activists into suicide.

        Etc, etc.

        • larussophobe ⋅

          Your attempt to divert attention from Russia’s horrific problem of human trafficking in the classic manner of a Soviet propagandist is both pathetic and repugnant. It only helps Russia continue down road to national collapse well trodden by the USSR.

  2. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Putin and his KGB have established muslim terror in the Middle East(KGB agent Yasir Arafat) and drug trafficking in South America(Che “KGB” Guevara)…logical development, after destroying most countries of Africa and many of South America…The spectacle of Stalin and his love buddy Hitler self destructing in WW II was edifying with nearly 100 million dead by socialist stupidity…google Israel Shamir(Kaspersky KGB agent)
    and you get the picture of him and Assange mooching together…conflating the hundreds of millions of innocents that perished in the socialist Gulags with the few terrorist genocidal maniacs getting their just desert is the ultimate in communist effrontery…

  3. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Vlad the Impaler Rotten Bugger has to be the only communist that also pretend to be libertarian….

    YO! VLAD!!! you’re one or the other…ask Manfred!

    If you pretend to be both, you are calling yourself an imbecile!

  4. Beetlejuice ⋅

    Hate to break it to you, little Kim, but it is actually Albania and Kosovo that today leads Europe in the sex slavery market. Since 1999 sex slavery was the only lucrative commodity Albanians could offer Europe, and they effectively took over for the Russians. An estimated 30,000 girls are trafficked through both places annually according to various human rights organizations.

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