By Robin Barratt
While Robin Barratt and his spouse first met Maria in Moscow, that they had no proposal how a lot of an impression she might have all alone lives. From the preliminary curiosity in her tale, the horror of getting to know her day-by-day fight to outlive via to lively involvement in attempting to increase her existence. dwelling at the streets and begging is a harsh truth for plenty of in Russia yet for people with a incapacity existence will be doubly merciless. neglected via the professionals and those that must have helped her, Maria willingly shared her tale with the writer who, in flip, made a promise, not just to inform the realm approximately her state of affairs, yet to aim and make a true distinction. Maria’s tale records the real tale of 1 woman’s struggle for survival opposed to all of the odds and those that attempted to assist her. It uncovers the reality of ways many folks proceed to stay in poverty in a single of the world’s such a lot brilliant towns. Desperately unhappy, haunting yet usually uplifting, this booklet is a story approximately overcoming adversity and, especially, by no means wasting wish.
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Even if, this by no means occurred. Our benefactor, who had promised us every little thing, did not anything else and we by no means heard from her back, other than threats of criminal motion opposed to us publishing this publication. therefore we've got rid of her identify. unfortunately time handed and we had no manner of elevating the money had to end the venture we so proudly begun. a person known as us in February 2014, that they had obvious Maria in Moscow, again on her wood platform, hand outstretched, begging on the front to a squalid metro.