By Nadia Ahee
Only recently did the concept of charity emerge in Russian culture. According to Gazetta (2011), as little as 20 years ago, charity did not need to exist because the Soviet government took care of its “less-fortunate” citizens. As a consequence of this, the more fortunate citizens did not feel the need to interfere with these social services.
It was not until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 that the majority of social services were shut down and there became an absolute need for charity. Read the rest of this entry >>