Homeless need opportunities, not handouts

Officially there are 4.5 million people homeless in Russia, with more than one million thought to be children forced to live on the streets. In the city of St. Petersburg there are around 50,000 homeless. And it’s not always poverty that is the main reason for their marginalisation. It’s often their own choice. But it’s also true that they need help in adapting and integrating into society.