The homeless were offered a hot meal before the screening, and an opportunity to discuss their problems. Another organization plans to open a full-service beauty salon offering free services to those living on the streets.

Although Russia’s homeless population has dropped since the 1990s, it is still quite large, making up 3.5% of the country’s population, according to government statistics, and totaling 50,000 in Moscow. One homeless man, Zhenya Yakut, started a popular YouTube channel where he recounts his daily life on the city’s streets, taking viewers through manholes as he searches for a place to sleep.

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