Outside of the Balkans, are Gypsies, or Roma peoples still persecuted on the basis of their culture?
In Russia Gipsy culture is traditionally popular since 19 century. Russians are very fond of Gipsy songs. Besides that it is known that they have strong families and many children.
Russians consider Gipsy women newer comit adulterium.
That is the ground for respect of Gipsies among Russians.
Unfotrunately the relations of Gipsies with the rest of population in Russia is poisoned be high lewel of criminality, especially in drug traffic.
Many Gipsy families sell drug. But it is very uneasy to punish because only women who have many little childten transport drugs/ In case of capture Trial is unable to sentence such woman to a long imprisonment, and tha estimulates narcotrafic.