Pedophiles in the mist
In the state Duma there are lobby groups that oppose the adoption of legislation aimed at combating paedophilia. This statement was made before the Commissioner for children's rights under the RF President Pavel Astakhov. While Astakhov stressed that "despite the fact that everyone understands the need for tougher laws against pedophiles, whenever discussions in the relevant committees of Parliament are the people speaking out against such measures.".