Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Section A. General
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “Women … shall be the object of special respect and shall be protected against rape, forced prostitution and any other form of indecent assault.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 56.
In 2012, during a UN Security Council meeting on women and peace and security, the deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated:
With regard to using the so-called national action plans on implementing [the UN Security Council] resolution 1325 (2000) as a tool to assess a country’s policy in improving the status of women, States in situations of armed conflict should prepare such plans on a voluntary basis. …
In conclusion, we would like to reiterate our belief that ensuring the rights of women and their protection in armed conflict will be possible only through the joint efforts of all interested parties, including civil society. The guideline for us all on this issue continues to be implementation of [the] resolution 1325 (2000). 
Russian Federation, Statement by the deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation during a UN Security Council meeting on women and peace and security, 30 November 2012, p. 15.