YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has forwarded a letter
to President of Russia Vladimir Putin asking him to take under
his personal control the problem of 11 large families that
for various reasons remained homeless.
These are families from different regions of Russia: Moscow,
St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Krasnodar and the Moscow region.
Many of these families have seven children and more and in
some families there are disabled children. These families
have not received child benefits and other allowances for
The homeless families have repeatedly appealed to different
authorities asking them to provide housing, but could not
find support among government officials. Neither Patriarch
Kirill, nor Pavel Astakhov, Commissioner for Children's Rights
in the Russian Federation, helped them despite their requests.