#1: Friday, February 2, 2007
Moscow Residents Urged to Shed Their Furs
By Kevin O'Flynn
The Moscow Times
It may seem a futile request, like asking the French to give up wine or the English tea, but as winter has finally gripped the city, one organization is calling on Muscovites to cast off their furs.
Vita, an animal rights group, is mounting a campaign to convince people that, as the well-known slogan goes, "fur is murder." It has created a hotline to field calls from people eager to give up their furs.
#2: Monday February 5, 2007
Getting hot under the collar over Russia's fur coats
By Luke Harding
It sounds like the world's most hopeless crusade, a bit like trying to persuade the British to stop talking about the weather or the Spanish to give up their siestas. But a campaign is being launched in Moscow next week to persuade Russian women to surrender their fur coats.