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IMG_0028 RUSSIA. Western Siberia. Schegarsk. 2015. Some people in the hallway at Shegarski Internat. Most of them can't walk. They spend the days on the floor. This Internat receives many of the most deformed babies soon after their birth. Many of disabled person are the awful legacy of the nuclear plants in the region. Some of them have a little deformities, if they would have had a good education they could have had an ordinary life. In Russia by burocratic reasons disabled person can not leave the Internats. Until very recently they would spend their live out in the Internat. From two-three years the politicians are talking about a “inclusion policy” to allow disabled persons to live in the society. These days “The Hidden World”, a NGO that collaborates with Caritas, provides used clothes and food to disabled persons at the Internat and take care for them some day in the summer camps in the countryside. Social workers tend to visit the Internat every forthnights. Most of the relatives and parents of disabled persons who live at the Internat do not want to come and see their sons. Schegarsk Internat is about 100 km from Tomsk.There are eight Internats run by the Government in the Kuzbass region.
- Alberto Ceoloni
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