MOSCOW, April 1 (AP) – (Kyodo)-;A group of orphans living in a childcare facility near Moscow visited the Japanese Embassy in Russia on Friday to deliver 1,000 paper cranes they folded to pray for the children of quake-hit northeastern Japan.
Five children from the orphanage Young Guard in Vnukovo visited the embassy and gave the cranes to a minister, Keiji Ide.
Ide promised them that he will deliver the cranes to Japan. The orphanage is home to 49 children. They have heard about the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was sickened by her exposure to radiation in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and kept folding paper cranes to pray for her recovery.
The orphans were inspired to fold the cranes when they saw television footage of the earthquake disaster, they sa…