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Children

Police officers suspected of torturing teenagers
Two police officers in St Petersburg have been arrested after two teenagers, whom they detained earlier, ended up in hospital. Prosecutors suspect them of using torture on the boys.

August 25, 2009 17:31

State help for Russian autistic children proves insufficient
In Russia there are 150,000 people affected with autism, and only a few places providing qualified treatment and support.

August 25, 2009 10:55

Maybe gaybe baby?
A baby born of two natural mothers is the first of its kind in Spain. Will this medical precedent in a country steeped in traditional values help bring about a very modern trend in European family forms?

August 24, 2009 12:57

Kids & alcohol: are drink producers & parents on equal terms?
Curbing underage drinking is becoming a top priority for Russia. Police say family influence has more power than just punishing those who sell alcohol to minors. Is it really so? RT collects expert opinions.

August 17, 2009 16:18

Boozy kids: too young to drink
Getting a bottle of booze is not a problem for kids in Russia. Those who are 14 and even younger say they are never asked for any proof of age in the shops. Curbing underage drinking is becoming a top priority.

August 17, 2009 09:10

Mothers sold daughters’ virginity online
Moscow police have detained two mothers, who were selling their daughters’ virginity via the Internet.

August 14, 2009 17:43

Economic recession increases number of US stay-at-home dads
The financial crisis seems to be changing the traditional gender roles in some US families, as more and more men prefer to become stay-at-home dads, thus increasing their number in the country to 150,000.

August 14, 2009 12:46

Israeli schools refuse enrollment to Ethiopian-origin students
Ahead of the beginning of a new school year, some private Israeli schools are refusing to enrol children of Ethiopian origin, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

August 13, 2009 16:15

Russian children’s charities under scam attack
Russian charities raising money for sick children say they've become the victims of fraudsters. Scam artists have cloned websites used for fund-raising and are skimming money from donors.

August 11, 2009 10:07

Children of Lebanon: happy little men without a childhood
For most children work is in the distant future, but that's not the case in Lebanon, the country that has the highest number of working teenagers in the world.

August 10, 2009 09:56

Child falls from eighth floor…while adults shoot video
A three-year-old child has died after falling from an eight storey window. The girl could have been saved were it not for the indifference of adults who, instead of helping, filmed the scene on their mobile phones.

October 05, 2010 03:22

Adopted American boy gives playground to Siberian hospital
A teenager adopted as a child and taken to the US has returned to Russia bearing gifts for his former neighborhood. After raising $60,000 online, Alex Griffith is building a park in his former hometown in Siberia.

August 07, 2009 10:15

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