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Russian lawmakers vote at the State Duma (lower parliament house) in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The State Duma voted 380-3 Friday to eliminate criminal liability for battery on family members that doesn't cause bodily harm, making it punishable by a fine or a 15-day day arrest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian lawmakers vote at the State Duma (lower parliament house) in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The State Duma voted 380-3 Friday to eliminate criminal liability for battery on family members that doesn't cause bodily harm, making it punishable by a fine or a 15-day day arrest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian lawmaker Olga Batalina, one of the bill's co-authors rejected suggestions that the bill would sow impunity for those who beat up their families, speaks on a phone at the State Duma (lower parliament house) in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The State Duma voted 380-3 Friday to eliminate criminal liability for battery on family members that doesn't cause bodily harm, making it punishable by a fine or a 15-day day arrest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Members of the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, applaud for their voting during a plenary session in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted Thursday to allow Crimea to join Russia following a quick discussion in which members of the Kremlin-controlled chamber assailed the Ukrainian authorities. The merger needs to be rubber stamped by the upper house and signed by President Vladimir Putin, mere formalities expected to be completed by the end of the week. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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**FILE** Thorbjoern Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe (left) speaks to Chairman of the Russian parliamentary committee on international affairs Alexey Pushkov during his meeting with lawmakers at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, in Moscow on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Thorbjoern Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe (left) speaks to Chairman of the Russian parliamentary committee on international affairs Alexey Pushkov during his meeting with lawmakers at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, in Moscow on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Thorbjoern Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe (left) speaks to Chairman of the Russian parliamentary committee on international affairs Alexey Pushkov during his meeting with lawmakers at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, in Moscow on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Thorbjoern Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe (left) speaks to Chairman of the Russian parliamentary committee on international affairs Alexey Pushkov during his meeting with lawmakers at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, in Moscow on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press)