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President Vladimir Putin instructed Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov to take urgent measures to solve the problem of homeless children

January 14, 2002

“The number of homeless and neglected children and the criminalisation of teenagers have reached threatening proportions. Urgent measures are needed to address the problem,” said the directive.

The President told the Cabinet to draft proposals for a positive change in the prevention of homelessness and offences by under-age children.

January 14, 2002