Moscow's homeless will get free outdoor movie screenings
Several new services for homeless people have popped up in Moscow this year.
One of them is by charity organizations Druzya na Ulitse ("Friends of the Street,") and Sotsialny Patrul ("Social Watch"). Their outdoor tent will screen Russian classic films served with a hot meal and fresh watermelon once a month.
The first screening was Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures, a slapstick classic from 1965.
FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN RUSSIA
Although Russia's homeless population has gone down since the 1990s, it still makes up 3.5% of the country's total population.
In St. Petersburg alone, 1,042 people died during the winter due to lack of shelter.
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