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21 Not So Poor

Not So Poor

Posted on October 15, 2009 by


Russian beggars

In Russia, many drivers are suspicious of those who beg for pennies at traffic lights.  It is commonly thought amongst some that many of these handicapped panhandlers are merely faking it.  While many other people find this attitude hopelessly callous, they might want to take a look at the pictures below.

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21 Responses to “Not So Poor”

  1. LOL says:

    did you say Gipsies…

  2. Yeah says:

    2nd… !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kirov says:

    All know – beggars in streets Rossi speculators. What for to publish a photo from the country consisting in the EU?

  4. Mr. Rabinovich says:

    You just can not trust those Russians.

  5. perristalsis says:

    “Do not feed the animals” is a term that originated in zoos but has expanded into popular usage both as a warning and as a humorous display.

    Signs are used to discourage visitors from giving any food to the animals. In a zoo this is due to the strict dietary controls in place. The sign is also common when asking people not to feed animals in a public place – some animals are considered to be a pest and would leave the area if the food was not available. One reason for this is that the animals can start aggressively seeking out food from people, sometimes leading to injury. In some cases there are laws to enforce such rules.

    Fine anybody “feeding” these freeloaders, and like all wildlife, they’ll move on.

  6. Jason says:

    People asking for money in San Francisco CA.can earn around 100,000 a year.That is better than Russia.

    100 pennies=$1.00,100 kopecs=1 ruble,31 rubles=1 US dollar!

    • TaupeyAna says:

      WOW! How do people who do that look at themselves in the mirror!?!

      • Jason says:

        Come on now TaupeyAna,I am sure there are people like that in Arizona!What city do you live in?

        • Taupey says:

          Oh yes I see the beggars in Tucson & in Virginia as well. I didn’t realize they make so much money.

          • Jason says:

            San Francisco is a big city with millions of tourists visiting every year.That is why the beggars can make so much money there.The people above are greedy and are probably doing it part time as a second job.The problem with beggars in russia is if most people gave them 1 kopec coins and not 5 or 10 ruble coins.I can not picture anyone begging for money on the streets of Arizona,it is too hot in that state ;)

  7. Richard S. says:

    A “part-time” panhandler in any major city in NA can make $200 to $400 per day…

  8. bollocks says:

    the one in the wheelchair isn’t from russia, he’s from zagreb, croatia. you can clearly see the licence plates on cars and gas prices.

  9. fjodor says:

    I second Bolocks – the one in the wheelchair is from Croatia.

  10. Poobar says:

    Begging CURED these poor peoples of their afflictions!

  11. ombre says:

    I don`t know where author of this site took that pictures, but it`s certainly not Russia or ex Russian federation (for pictutres where`s gipsy in wheelchair).

    As far I see and remember from holidays ZG registration plates belong to Croatia, city of Zagreb.

    Being doubt about authenticity of this site and stories on it.

    Looks funny, but as far I read it, every few some “wrong info/pic appears”.

    Uninformed or trying to intentionally infuse wrong info time-to-time, to fill up site content?

  12. max says:

    im from croatia, and you are right about that set of photos. they are from croatia.

  13. Sven says:

    This second set of photos is from Zagreb, Croatia!

  14. Eh says:

    Haha it is like that in Pakistan as well :)

  15. John P. says:

    We have the same panhandlers here!

    Florida, USA

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