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The speaker of the State Duma told women reporters to find new jobs if they feel ‘threatened’ by sexual harassment at Russia's parliament

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On March 7, when asked about sexual harassment allegations by women journalists against deputy Leonid Slutsky, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin <a href="https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/2018/03/07/752995-volodin-smenit-rabotu" target="_blank">advised</a> Duma correspondents to find different work, if they don’t like their jobs. In the same press conference, Volodin wished all the ladies a happy International Women’s Day. BBC reporter Farida Rustamova, who recently came forward with <a href="https://meduza.io/en/news/2018/03/06/another-journalist-comes-forward-about-state-duma-deputy-leonid-slutsky-s-sexual-harassment-and-she-s-got-an-audio-recording" target="_blank">audio recording</a> of Slutsky harassing her in March 2017, says she now fears for her safety.
On March 7, when asked about sexual harassment allegations by women journalists against deputy Leonid Slutsky, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin advised Duma correspondents to find different work, if they don’t like their jobs. In the same press conference, Volodin wished all the ladies a happy International Women’s Day. BBC reporter Farida Rustamova, who recently came forward with audio recording of Slutsky harassing her in March 2017, says she now fears for her safety.

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