19 Homeless Children of St.Petersburg

Homeless Children of St.Petersburg

Posted on June 13, 2007 by


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Photos of homeless kids in St. Petersburg :(

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19 Responses to “Homeless Children of St.Petersburg”

  1. maxD says:

    Excellent and highly recommended movie about a 16-year old girl who becomes homeless in a not specified city in Russia is

    lilja4ever [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0300140/ ]

    I have to warn everybody – there is not a happy ending. This is one of the most depressing movies ever. All the more, because it is based on real events, real people like the kids in the pictures.

    • Sera says:

      Well, it’s not really Russia but some ex-soviet country but anyway I agree that it is highly recommended.

      I would like to know… where do these pics come from?

    • vera says:

      It’s not exactly about her becoming homeless, it’s far more than that. But I agree, it’s a very powerful film. 5 minutes into it, you know it’s not going to end well. I bawled at the end.

      And minor nitpicking, but she ends up in Sweden. It’s not clear where she starts, but we can assume it’s in Russia.

    • asdf says:

      This movie was directed by a Swedish guy and it was filmed in Estonia. You can see several famous Estonian actors and also you can see the kids paying for cigarettes using Estonian crowns. There’s a really good and realistic story-line for this this movie and it could have happened easily in any post-Soviet or Eastern Europe country that migrated from communism to capitalism. It can happen also here, in Estonia.

      I’m a man with quite strong nerves, but this story really reached my heart and made me really sad for those girls with whom these kinds of things happen. I have seen only one more movie that has described darker sides of life as well as this movie – Requiem for a dream [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180093/ ]. It’s about a young and happy couple who go down really quickly because can’t hold their hands off of narcotics. I strongly suggest you to see both of these movies.

      One more word about the main actress of Lilja4ever – she’s beautiful and really interesting actress and I really liked her also in a movie called “Sisters” or “Syostry” [ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284492/ ] by Sergei Bodrov Jr., talented guy who made several cult movies about youth and mobsters of Russia. It’s bad that he died so young.

    • Vitalik says:

      Great Movie!
      It’s directed by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson.

    • Andreas says:

      Funny your mentioning Lilja 4-ever, cuz that was what I thought of momentarily when seeing the pics and the headline.

      As youve already said, a really great movie, everybody should see it.

  2. Boris Abramov says:

    Sad :(

    Surely with population crisis such important resource as humans should be most valued.

  3. Qawi says:

    That’s so wrong :(

  4. linda rygielski says:

    It,s such a shame to see this wasted youth. On the other hand it,s no better in Britain and a lot of other places i,d imagine. So we cant kid ourselves about that. Neglect and poverty are everywhere.

  5. illlich says:

    Remids me of the film “Freeze, Die, Come Back to life.”

  6. MIHAI says:

    The pictures are brilliant. Very well done!

  7. Andreas says:

    “… just because something cool happens daily …”

  8. Antonov says:

    The girl in the first picture on the left is gorgeous. She can come live with me.

  9. noddy says:

    Who’s the photographer? I’d like to see more of this kind of photojournalism.

  10. Zack says:

    Strange, the first thing I thought of was Lilya 4ever too.

  11. Wolfi says:

    Is it real?

  12. Adam says:

    It should be the law that everyone help them all! You dont need to be a parent to care. It sounds like you already do. They need alot of big brother/sister programs. Not more drugs and homeless,but Loved not abused.

  13. Yoron says:

    Nope, not that small kids, and it’s a shame. Mostly you find this in third world countries, but not all. It depends on what you care about as a citizen, that is, if you care, of course. And also it says something about what kind of leadership a country have.

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