The Orphans Of Mother Russia: An Intimate Look At The Daily Life In The Ancient City Of Pskov

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Pskov-based photographer and blogger Dmitry Markov received the First Instagram Grant from Getty Images. Time magazine reported about the event, noting that the amount of the grant was 10 thousand dollars.

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In just a few years, he has amassed 190K+ followers on Instagram, raising awareness of not only his incredible skill with an iPhone, but also the plight of his subjects.

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Russian photographer and charity volunteer Markov hopes to use his winnings to spotlight the plight of orphaned children in his native country.

“This grant will enable me to capture more stories and expand the project’s geography,” he tells TIME.

Новоржевский хлебзавод

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According to Markov, he created an Instagram account two years ago and it became his favorite project. He has about 30 thousand subscribers. There, he publishes pictures of Russia’s rural cities and its residents. His images are the reflection of harsh realism of average people lives.

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Breaking news

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Summertime and the living is easy

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Пастораль

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Crimea kidz

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Crimea. #lovewins

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Russia. Matisse.

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Лет пять назад в далеком психоневрологическом интернате наблюдал, как умственно-отсталые ребята режут свиней на ферме. Гипнотическое, первобытное зрелище, отлаженное до малейшего движения. При этом некоторые парни не способны досчитать до 10 (и примерно столько секунд занимает весь процесс). * About 5 years ago I witnessed several mentally retarded guys butchering pigs at a farm. It was sort of hypnotic, primeval show, with every move extremely precise. Some of those guys were not able to count to 10, and that is approximately how many seconds the whole process took.

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СПУ ЗТ

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Тишина | Silence

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"Цирк за забором" – совместный проект @upsalacircus и администрации Санкт-Петербургской спецшколы №1 закрытого типа для детей совершивших правонарушения. В проекте участвуют 20 подростков от 12 до 17 лет: ребята занимаются паркуром, акробатикой, жонглированием и т.п. * "Circus behind a fence" is a collaboration project of @upsalacircus and the administration of St. Petersburg boarding school №1 for kids who have committed crime. 20 teens from 12 to 17 years old take part in it: they are exploring parcour, acrobatics, juggling etc.

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Карапузы Петровские

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Знаменские бани, Иркутск

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За забором частного дома в Гусиноозерске (Бурятия) заметил бомбу. Зашел внутрь, хозяйка сказала муж приволок с полигона и установил во дворе в качестве малой архитектурной формы. По номерам на корпусе удалось выяснить, что это имитирующая авиабомба, с помощью который отрабатывалась точность авиаударов. По слова бывшего военного, после учений люди собирали эти бомбы, подваривали сваркой и использовали в качестве баков для воды на дачах. * Behind the fence of a private house in Gusinoozersk (Republic of Buryatia) I saw a bomb. I went inside and the owner said her husband had brought it from the proving ground and installed it in the yard. I managed to find out by the numbers on the frame that this is a mock weapon that is used to work on the precision of air strikes. According to an ex military, people used to pick up those bombs after the training, welded them and went on using them as water barrels in their gardens.

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Большинство домов, построенные во время строительства Транссибирской магистрали (Забайкальский край) не имеют центрального отопления и водопровода. Жители этих домов возят воду с колонок на улице и отапливают квартиры дровами. По словам жильцов, это дешевле, чем коммунальные платежи в новых домах с благоустроенными коммуникациями. * Most of the buildings built during the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad (Transbaikal territory) have neither central heating not water supply. Residents simply carry water from wells to their homes and they heat their homes with firewood. According to the residents it is cheaper than the utility payments in new houses with heating and water.

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В Новосибирске находится одна из самых впечатляющих в РФ практик по профилактике социального сиротства и поддержке одиноких мам в тяжелом положении. Проще говоря, это программа помогает женщинам решить свои проблемы и не допустить изъятия ребенка в детский дом. Программа включает в себя: • приют, где размещаются женщины с детьми, • центр дневного пребывания, куда могут прийти мамы в течении рабочего дня, • социальную службу, которая помогает разобраться с психологическими, юридическими и другими проблемами, • патронажную службу, которая помогает женщинам на дому, • ясли, где мамы могут оставить детей во время работы. Программа работает 20 лет. За это время через приют прошло более 300 семей (среднее время проживания 6-8 месяцев) и около 1200 через центр дневного пребывания. Больше информации можно узнать на сайте Каритас в Западной Сибири http://caritas-siberia.org/ • In Novosibirsk there is one of the most impressive services in Russia that prevent social orphanage and support single mothers in hard situation. Simply put, the program helps women resolve their problems and not let their children be taken to the orphanages. The program includes: • a shelter where women with children can live, • day stay where mothers can come at the working hours, • social service that helps resolve psychological, law and other problems, • care service that helps women at their homes, • kindergarten where babies can stay while their mothers work. The program has been working for 20 years. In this time more than 300 families went through the shelter (average time of living in the shelter is 6-8 months) and about 1200 families received help at day stay. For more information please go to 'Caritas' website http://caritas-siberia.org/

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Катя играет в прятки во дворе детского клуба «Нарния» (благотворительный проект «Каритас», Новосибирск, Россия). Организованный несколько лет назад как воскресная школа для детей, сегодня клуб выполняет функцию социально-реабилитационного центра. Здесь ежедневно собираются дети из социально слабых семей и мигрантов из Средней Азии. В «Нарнии» организовано питание, игровые занятия и психологическая поддержка. Ребята учатся самостоятельно готовить, дежурят, делают домашнее задание к школе и помогают друг другу. ••• Katia is playing hide and seek in the yard of «Narnia» children's club (non-profit organization «Caritas», Novosibirsk, Russia). Started several years ago as a religious Sunday school for kids, today it functions as social rehabilitation center. It's a place where children from socially weak families gather every day as well as kids of migrants from Central Asia. Narnia provides them with food, play classes and psychological support. Kids learn social skills, how to cook, do school homework and help each other.

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after a fight

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