A man in St. Petersburg may not have left his apartment since the dissolution of the USSR

via Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS A great deal has changed in Russia since the Soviet times, but recently a man has been discovered who may be unaware of any of it. When court enforcement officers in St. Petersburg came to evict a couple of residents who, according to their neighbours, had turned their [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:34:32+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Tags: , |1 Comment

Senior citizens get ‘adopted’ by families in Yakutia

The Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) in the Russian Far East has passed a law that allows families to "adopt" senior citizens into their families, after old wooden care homes in the Republic's rural areas were demolished as a fire hazard. "All the Republic's homes for the elderly are overcrowded. Besides, how can [...]

By | 2017-06-20T20:16:08+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , |3 Comments