Hello and welcome to this week’s open round-up and open thread. The following are a selection of links that you may find interesting. If you come across anything we have missed, please share it with the rest of us.
And finally a short video showing how they celebrate International Women’s day in Russia. They make much more of a fuss of the day itself over there than they do here. Flower shops stock up and there are films with female leads shown on tv. But many Russian women feel they need recognition all year round, rather than just for one day.