October 21, 2010 on Russia Today:
Allegations of child abuse in a convent school in central Russia: pupils are said to have been suffering from harsh treatment.
One of the convents in central Russia has made headlines after accusations of victimizing children from a boarding school based at the convent. Former students of the Svyato-Bogolyubovsky convent said that the nuns beat the children with belts and forced them to make hundreds of bows, as well as deprived them of food and sleep as "punishments".
“They beat us often, sometimes three times a day, 40 lashes each time,” recalled Ksenia Golovchenko, a former convent boarding student. “Once it was even 103 lashes for one girl. We cried every day. Our eyes were never dry, and always puffy. We would always have headaches from crying so much. And we had no one to complain to.”