According to the Russian Procuracy General, around 15,500 orphans “graduate” from the orphanages every year. Within a few years of graduation, of the 15,500 graduates, 5,000 will be unemployed, 6,000 will be homeless, 3,000 will have criminal records, and 1,500 will commit suicide (it is important to note that there is probable overlap between these groups). ~Hunt, Kathleen. Human Rights Watch. Abandoned to the State : Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages. (New York: Human Rights Watch, 1998), 141.