“A Children’s Village.” This story documents a new government-funded program that is building suburban style housing developments where foster families take in a minimum of five foster children in exchange for housing, utilities and additional monetary subsidies/payments.
“Russians Don’t Have Housing Because of Sanctions.” The headline leads to an article that warns growing interest rates might make housing unaffordable in the coming years.
In response to US-based sanctions, a designer printer and disseminated 30,000 t-shirts, one of which (left) reads: “We can have our own fun without your Coca-Cola.”
Sanctions has become the buzz word in Russia. Here it is used to describe the smells imposed upon residents of a town with a factory that produced food flavoring. According to the story, the local air trends from onion to chicken bouillon and ocean breeze several times a week.
A lovely story about a volunteer and government joint effort to clean up a local waterway.
Another lovely and inspiring story about strides made by Russia’s milk industry.
And last, but of course not least, metro employees gave out umbrellas to senior citizens on the national Older Person’s Day.