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Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meager pensions.Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting "granny chic" and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online. An average monthly pension in Russia is about $200 .Behind the Instagram account is Yulia Aliyeva, a 27-year-old who recently quit a job working for the city administration to launch Granny's. Yelena Tretyakova, the first pensioner to join Granny's, is already retired so the state pension age changes will not affect her.Besides helping the elderly women, Aliyeva said she wanted to draw public attention to the "sacred role of the Russian grandmother".
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