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What Can You Find in Moscow’s Trash?

What can you find in Moscow’s trash?

Alina is a young Muscovite who has been collecting food thrown away by Moscow’s cafes and grocery stores for the past several months.

While dumpster-diving is a well-known phenomenon throughout Western countries, in Russia this unusual activity comes with its own unique challenges. Hold your breath and dive into Moscow’s trash.

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