gpolit.com
gpolit.com November 25, 2017


Teen Russian Model's Death In China Sparks 'Slave Contracts' Debate

31 October 2017, 12:21 | Erma Lawrence

Modelling scandal: young girl dies in China after 13 hour fashion show with no medical insurance

Modelling scandal young girl dies in China after 13 hour fashion show with no medical insurance

Vlada Dzyuba, a 14-year-old model from Russian Federation, went into a coma after a 13-hour fashion show in Shanghai, China on Wednesday, The Siberian Times reports.

However, once she became ill, the modelling agency did pay her bills, it is understood.

Moscow is set to demand an explanation over the conditions Vlada was living in during her time working in Asia.

Her mother couldn't see her for the final time after she was unable to obtain her visa, and it is now reported that her parents can't afford to fly her body home.

"She was a very excitable girl, she liked to eat, she liked to eat chips, like a teenager is supposed to do", Ms Fang told reporters on Monday.

As her temperature soared, it is said the model was told to continue working despite her worrying health. However, her modeling contract kept her working much longer.

Elvira Zaitseva the head of the Perm modeling agency said, "No-one expected it to lead to such consequences".

It is also being said that she was not covered by medical insurance despite having spent three months working with a major Chinese modelling agency.

"Russian embassy staff and the local police arrived at the hospital and inquired about the case", said Zheng.

An ambulance was called and she was rushed to the hospital.

The girl had appeared at the prestigious Shanghai Fashion Week. before going on to other assignments.

According to the Global Times: "China's Labor Law provides for an eight-hour work day, and 44 hours a week". She never regained consciousness, dying two days later, according to reports. Her workload was moderate compared with other models'. Oksana said that these were the first signs of her daughter's illness and that she had urged Vlada to go to the hospital.

It is not clear who is to blame for her not having medical insurance.

Miss Dzyuba's mother said she was crying down the phone to her saying: "Mama, I am so exhausted".

The agency said it halted the next day's work, and sent Dzyuba back to Shanghai on October 25.

'They treat young models with great care there.

Kremlin human rights ombudsman in Perm, Pavel Mikov, is personally investigating the girl's death.

Dzyuba's Russian manager Dmitry Smirnov, who negotiated her Chinese assignment, has not commented on her death.



Other News

Trending Now

Russian Federation : 8 feared dead after helicopter crashes into sea
The helicopter went down in the sea some two-three kilometres (1.3 to 1.9 miles) off the coast of the Arctic port of Barentsburg. The helicopter had been flying from Pyramid, a Russian settlement on Svalbard, to Barentsburg, the rescue services said.

Number one Halep crashes out of WTA Finals
I didn't feel the ball, I don't know why. "I just have to calm down and keep the ball in play more and make my opponent run". I really wanted to keep improving, play every single match and get experience.

Microsoft's profit beats estimates on gains from cloud services
Surface revenue by itself was up 12% from a year ago, which is good news for Microsoft following a dip in the previous quarter . Year-to-date, MSFT has gained 29.21%, versus a 16.08% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

Curator Salgaonkar caught in sting operation
At the same time, the ICC match referee also saw the pitch and said that it is absolutely ideal for an global match. We have asked for a detailed report and will act upon it accordingly.

'Shazam' Movie Casts Zachary Levi as Captain Marvel
New Line is eying a February 2018 start for principle photography in Toronto and a release date of April 5, 2019 has been given. Finding someone to play Captain Marvel is all well and good, but there are still so many unanswered questions we have.

Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka
The home side is now leading the series 1-0 after their comfortable seven-wicket win over the inexperienced visitors on Thursday. Ashraf achieved the rare feat against Sri Lanka , when he come on to bowl in the 19th over of the innings.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to your phone in November
If it is anything like Fire Emblem Heroes , Pocket Camp will only improve in the weeks and months following its release. If you add someone to your friends list in the game you can return to visit them any time, no player ID required again.

Tropical Storm Philippe Forms
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the upper Florida Keys and southeast Florida, including coastal Miami-Dade. At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, the storm was about 55 miles east of Youth and 170 miles south of Havana, Cuba.

Twitter reacts to Zach Miller's gruesome leg injury
Alvin Kamara continued his red-hot rookie campaign with another touchdown, this one coming from eight yards out to make it 7-0. The Bears got the ball again after a Wil Lutz 49-yard field goal, starting at the Saints 43.

Activists Win As Lord And Taylor Flagship Building Sold
WeWork will also lease space at Hudson's Bay stores in Toronto and Vancouver and at Galeria Kaufhof in Frankfurt. HBC has repeatedly claimed its real estate is worth three times more than its current market cap.