A stubborn brother and 3, Russian rubles were all it took to convince Elena Tverdokhlebova to go into science and technology. He was jumping around the living room offering her rubles, then 1,, and finally 3, if she could do it. This small incentive and the support she received from her family convinced Tverdokhlebova to study math and later computer science. Tverdokhlebova, who is now a data scientist, was part of an all-women Russian team who won the International Quant Championship, a fintech competition organized by computer-powered hedge fund WorldQuant.
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Not Ksenia Sobchak. Last night, the year-old Russian socialite, journalist, opposition activist, and now politician appeared in New York City, in front of a packed audience of students and assorted Russophiles at Columbia University. The reasons, it seemed, were many. Speaking in fluent English, she rolled off a list of observations and policy prescriptions that find a perfect home among coastal Americans: Russia should liberalize the resource curse-spoiled economy, she said.
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But this was Russia, where domestic violence is both endemic and widely ignored. Every time Valeriya Volodina went to the police for protection from her ex-boyfriend, she got nowhere. So Ms. Volodina turned her sights out of the country, and this week, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled emphatically in her favor.
The year-old has become a regular fixture both in and outside of the national parliament in Moscow, where she lobbies lawmakers to take a stand against the country's endemic domestic violence problem. Popova describes how she stuffs the letterboxes of MPs with photographs of battered women, along with long printed lists containing their names. There is no shortage of victims: domestic violence kills at least 12, women in Russia each year , according to official figures.