The number of Russian children living in state care has more
than halved over the past five years, government data has revealed.

The number of under-18s without parental care has fallen from
127,000 to 55,6000 since 2012, according to new figures from the government
board of social work trustees.

More children are also being moved away from orphanages or
government institutions, with 87 percent now receiving “family-based care.”