Unfortunately the first thing that goes out the window when you're homeless and in poverty is the truth – the promises you make, the friendships, your potential, your commitments.

A Russian Fairytale is visually stunning and shows the awful contradiction between this day-to-day tooth-and-claw struggle and the fairytale dreams you desperately escape into via shooting up or whatever.

The way out has to be to provide a framework of support to help people lift themselves out of the sticky stuff and back into the real world where dreams can be fought for.

Lord John Bird - Founder of The Big Issue

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