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Punishing People for Saving Lives in Moscow

Expand A homeless woman holds bags with food and hygiene items distributed by the Nochlezhka charity organization, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Moscow, Russia, April 2020 (c) 2020 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov While “Safe at Home” becomes a global motto, those without a home find themselves particularly vulnerable. In Moscow,  which now has  14,776 of Russia’s 24,490 officially registered Covid-19 cases, the homeless population, numbering around 80,000, largely depends on local activists who distribute food and antiseptics to try to prevent the spread of the virus.…

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