The Children of Leningradsky (2005)

The Children of Leningradsky (2005)

Released: 2005
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Starring: ,
Run time: 35 min
IMDb: 7.8/10
Country: Poland
Views: 56454


Since the fall of the Iron Curtain an estimated four million children have found themselves living on the streets in the former countries of the Soviet Union. In the streets of Moscow alone there are over 30,000 surviving in this manner at the present time. The makers of the documentary film concentrated on a community of homeless children living hand to mouth in the Moscow train station Leningradsky. Eight-year-old Sasha, eleven-year-old Kristina, thirteen-year-old Misha and ten-year-old Andrej all dream of living in a communal home. They spend winter nights trying to stay warm by huddling together on hot water pipes and most of their days are spent begging. Andrej has found himself here because of disagreements with his family. Kristina was driven into this way of life by the hatred of her stepmother and twelve-year-old Roma by the regular beatings he received from his constantly drunk father. “When it is worst, we try to make money for food by prostitution,” admits …
Written by
Hanna Polak
User Reviews: Well I have just finished watching this movie and cant hold my tears. It has shown the plight of the the most vulnerable victims of the post soviet union. These are the children forgotten by their families and the world. They are struggling to survive in the harsh realities of life. They are looked upon everyday but forgotten in the next moment. The most tragic part of the movie was when the beautiful little girl dies. I must strongly recommend this movie to watch. It is hard to watch but we cannot shy away from the realities. The best we can do is to donate as much as we can to the Russian homeless children, the links are in the end of the movie and in website. Lets make a difference in someones life.


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Public on May 6, 2021

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