Hard Sell From Bishkek Beggars

Sabina Reingold reports on the elderly people who can often be seen asking for hand-outs on the streets of Bishkek.

Hard Sell From Bishkek Beggars

Sabina Reingold reports on the elderly people who can often be seen asking for hand-outs on the streets of Bishkek.

Friday, 29 May, 2009
Many are undoubtedly finding it hard to survive because of rising prices and pitiful pensions. Some, invent elaborate tales of woe so as to attract sympathy and some small change from passers-by.

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