Siberia: the sleeping landAdd to Lightbox Download
IMG_0006 RUSSIA. Western Siberia. Omsk. 2015. Poor people receive food provided by Caritas. Caritas provides food to the poor families in cooperation with the social welfare offices and supports families with children and people in crisis situation in the city and in 32 counties within the province. The city of Omsk was founded in 1716 as a fort and center for ostracized citizens. Michail Dostojewski was the most famous of the exiled dissidents. The city grew with the expansion of the Siberian railroad. The industry almost completely collapsed in the nineties. The trade and services industries are the only sectors that offer new jobs. The standard of living in Omsk is well below the surrounding provinces. Especially striking is the low life expectancy among men. Most of them die before they reach retirement.
- Alberto Ceoloni
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- Russia. Siberia: the sleeping land.