Biggest swimming pool in Russia’s Muslim south bans women, causing outcry

An interior view shows a swimming pool at the Anzhi Arena spa-complex in Kaspiysk near Makhachkala, Russia January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Anastasia Rasulova

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The biggest swimming pool in Russia’s Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination. The Anzhi Arena spa-complex near Makhachkala, the capital of the internal Russian republic of Dagestan, announced its policy change on the Instagram social media […]

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