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How to Thank Heroes

Why supporting WWII veterans is a national matter in Russia today

Galina is a 90-year-old WWII veteran and lives alone in a shabby flat in central Russia. Galina never dreamed her apartment could be fixed. Anton fundraised for his project to help elderly Russians, mainly single WWII veterans. His team renovates old flats for free, and this will be their tenth repair.
Yaroslav from Simferopol, in southern Russia, launched a website where veterans could post their wishes. Many committed people responded to the idea, offering their help to make the dreams of the elderly vets come true.
See how the ideas prompted a new wave of civic engagement all around Russia.



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