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Young women volunteers provide companionship for Russia’s elderly

Letter writing, entertainment and friendship – no job is too small for Liza Oleskina and Marina Kochevalova when it comes to taking care of the elderly in Russia. They are members of Starost v radost, or “It’s nice to be old.” Founded in 2006, its young women volunteers provide much needed companionship for the older generation from the Urals to Siberia.

Listen to the report by Geert Groot Koerkamp in Moscow:



Every weekend, Marina Kochevalova travels to the Russian countryside to visit the elderly



Tuesday 26.02.2013 | 16:17



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