Living with mental illness in Russia

People with handicaps are vulnerable in every country, but in the West they're usually treated more carefully than in Russia. Here, they’re mostly outcasts. And there is a lack of buzz around their problems in the media.

People with handicaps are vulnerable in every country, but in the West they're usually treated more carefully than in Russia. Here, they’re mostly outcasts. And there is a lack of buzz around their problems in the media.

Gordon Welters / Laif
Boarding homes are public houses for hundreds of people with mental and physical disabilities, for the ill, the homeless, and the elderly
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