Siberia: the sleeping landAdd to Lightbox Download
A social worker who works for the Protestant Church, at the street dispensary for the homeless people behind the railway station. Three social workers who work for the Protestant Church help Caritas looking after homeless. Homeless receive a warm meal, clothing and medical care and are being helped in their social rehabilitation. Caritas signed an agreement with local Policlinic to take care for people without health coverage. Homeless people are a marginalized group in Russia who are detested in society. They are very often subject to minor assaults, aggravated assaults and even homicide; most cases are commonly not prosecuted. Homeless live in the pipes of the community heating system, in tents and makeshift cardboard houses, at landfills or parks. Homelessness affects men, women, young and old, babies and children. Their lives are in constant jeopardy. According to Lenin and Khrushchev policy, homeless, poor and disabled people would have to stay far away from ordinary people, the Soviet man had to be healthy, strong and brave.
- Alberto Ceoloni
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- Russia. Siberia: the sleeping land.