In Photos: At Home With Sasha Ruseva And Her Gypsy Family
AFTER the unfounded accusations that gypsies steal blonde children – and might have stolen Madeleine McCann and Ben Needham – the Associated Press went to see where Maria’s family lives. Maris is the gypsy girl seized by Greek police. The British media feasted off the news in a display of bigotry that makes name calling at football grounds look like child’s play. You can read the story of Maria as told by Fleet Street’s finest here. You can see some photos of Maria’s family below:
Maria’s mother, Sasha Ruseva.
Minka Ruseva, daughter of Sasha Ruseva, left, laughs in a Roma neighborhood of Nikolaevo, Bulgaria, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
Sasha Ruseva, 34, is MAaia’s mother. She and her husband Atanas have nine other children, five of whom are fair-skinned. That’s him below:
Lead photo: In this police handout photo taken on Oct. 17, 2013, Christos Salis, 39, (right) and his companion Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, who is otherwise known as Selini Sali, due to having two separate sets of identity papers. They are in the Larisa regional police headquarters with Maria.