Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
MOSCOW, February 13. /TASS/. More than 800 children committed suicide in Russia in 2016, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Monday, citing official statistics of the Russian Investigative Committee.
"In 2016, as many as 720 children killed themselves," Irina Yarovaya, a deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house, said at a meeting of the working group on prevention of teenager suicides.
She admitted she had no statistics data about those teenagers who survived suicide attempts. "We have data only on those poor children who were actually killed remotely by proxy. When a child is in a state of frustration he or she is easy to be manipulated," she said.
In 2015, the number of teenage self-killers increased considerably in 32 Russian regions compared to 2014, she said, citing the Russian Investigative Committee’s statistics.
In this context, she drew attention to survival quests, such as Do or Die, or Train Surfers. Apart from that, according to Yarovaya, as many as 4,864 suicide-related online links were exposed last year.
"This is a real war on children, real criminal activity, well-conceived, well-organized and well-targeted," she stressed.