Russia’s bride thieves. Simon Shuster

Simon Shuster

07, 2013 november

For years and years, it’s been typical for men in Russia’s regions that are southern kidnap the girl they wish to marry, a ritual referred to as “bride stealing. ” And despite amounting up to a felony that is major your local custom continues to be widely tolerated.

That stress between Russian law and tradition that is local on display on Russia’s nationwide Unity Day, if the Kremlin-appointed frontrunner for the area of Ingushetia called on their small, mountainous republic “to protect its historic traditions and cultural values. ” just just What President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov neglected to point out ended up being exactly just how trouble that is much tradition of bride stealing has triggered their area (or at the least its ladies) within the last week. 5.

On Oct 26, two prominent family members clans in Ingushetia staged a shootout in broad daylight on the duplicated kidnapping of 21-year-old Khagi Yevloeva.

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