Siberia: the sleeping landAdd to Lightbox Download
A boy in his flat. His mother has lost her husband in Chechen war. His sister went to town to look for some job a year and a half ago. He has two nieces. They live together in run-down flat without heating and water supply. In the winter they can not use the stove because it is forbidden to use it in a multi-storey-building. The village Slavjanka is 160 km south of Omsk in the county of Novowarschavka, close to the border with Kazakhstan. Half of the adults have no jobs and have low paying casual jobs. The alcohol consumption grows with the lack of any prospects. Almost every family is touched with alcoholism. Heating systems and running water have not been working for years because most of the families cannot afford the associated costs. There are a lot of cheap, empty, run down apartments. For a couple of years now families with debts are being relocated from Omsk into these apartments. The adults and children feel completely out of place and have difficulties integrating. Some children need psicological support to deal with family problems such as poverty, domestic violence and alcohol.
- Alberto Ceoloni
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- Russia. Siberia: the sleeping land.