Coronavirus lockdown adding to misery of Moscow's homeless

The "Rescue Hangar", a project of the Orthodox Church's social department, runs mostly on donations, normally serves around 100 people per day, also offering showers, haircuts and helping broke out-of-towners with tickets home. But during the lockdown, the number of people seeking a hot meal has gone up 500 on some days.

And with only one government shelter in the city of 12 million, it has been up to charity groups to fill the demand from the growing homeless population during the lockdown.