Russia and Ukraine have both taken precautions to protect homeless people, scores of whom have frozen to death on the streets of Europe during its brutal cold snap. As the death toll from the week-long tragedy rose to at least 169 on Friday, the Russian emergencies minister, Sergei Shoigu, ordered food and medical-assistance facilities nationwide for the homeless. Read more.
The problem of homeless children is not a new one in Russia. During the 1920s thousands of children took to the streets in the aftermath of the civil war, and following World War II millions were orphaned. The precipitating crisis in today’s case, however, is a decade of economic decline, and it encompasses the breadth […] Continue reading →