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Get the Coin

Posted on March 16, 2009 by

Russian boy collects coins

Guess what this boy is doing?

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He collects coins. In Russia in every large city there are memorial complexes devoted to the Russian soldiers killed during World War 2. In every such a place there is a fireplace powered by a gas which makes the flame burning through every weather, everyday 24×7. There is a tradition among Russian people to throw coins there, they say the place keepers then collect the coins and buy flower so that there could be everytime fresh flowers laid around. This boys also collect the coins.

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27 Responses to “Get the Coin”

  1. Miss India says:

    OMG Im the first.
    THis time , I wont troll. May be later, when I will take my pills..:(

    • OMG That’s just another proof of total poverty in Russia :-(

    • Lutra Lutra says:

      it is the poor children of immigrants from former Soviet republics because only in the Soviet Union, they have education, health care and work

      but they wanted independence and got it like that

      that fought for it and naporolis (received) (Russian Proverb)

      • inconvinient truth says:

        Don’t make me laugh. There are houndreds RUSSIAN homeless kids in Russia. They may have a kick from russian policeman and the state only.

  2. Adan says:

    “Glory to the Russia” (Слава России) on boy’s hat.

    Really Slava… :-/

    • Lutra Lutra says:

      but on the democratic west, of course there are no poor illiterate unemployed

      urgently need to hang our government and take the benefit of the West and live happily ever after as in a fairy tale


    • altima says:

      might also read a “The Glory of Russia”

  3. -md-tt- says:

    i feel sorry for this kid

  4. Saladin says:

    You could sell these pictures pretty expensive to Western newspapers.

  5. Joemil says:

    Wow, quite depressing.

  6. Chilean_dude says:


    Not cool though.

  7. Imperator Rasejskaj Vladiput Pervaj says:

    OMG! A rouble itself is smth like 3 US cents… And these coins are kopeeks, what is even less than that… 10 kopeeks is like 0.3 cents… Can You buy anything for that? I don’t think so… You need pounds of coins

    • Starshii says:

      If I counted correctly in the picture there is 3 roubles 89 kopeeks and a single metroticket cost right now 20 roubles in St:Petersburg. And as cops are so corrupted in Russia most propably the officer will take the coins from these children.

  8. w says:

    Reminds me of the film “Alone in 4 Walls” I watched this week.


  9. happy_canadian says:

    Are these gypsy children?

  10. Seru says:

    Real Russian Rock via Sweden!

    Bear, CCCP, Putin! Vodka! :))

    “Pihlman Pål – Tingaliin Tingeling russian base lovers remix”


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  12. jaybeecity says:

    Very sad, I feel sorry for the kids.

  13. Jack Carter says:

    i really like Fresh Flowers because they are very beautiful **;

  14. i love the smell of fresh flowers, they can really make my day so beautiful;;:

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