18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
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Arkhangelsk village Small Ozerki is dying , houses are being collapsed and become empty. Only in the last 30 years in the village stables have been burned, calf shed has been collapsed, shop has been closed. There is no work, youth leaves, the old people die. Few pensioners in Small Ozerki attain the age. Heroes of my photo story – Alla Travina (89 years) and Nina Udalova (88 years). All life aunt Alla was working at the farm and Aunt Nina at the post office. They are alone in their old age. They support themselves, sad, be bored but their spirit doesn’t not fall!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Alexander Stepanenko