19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
We live here

Near the village of Madmas in the Komi Republic, the federal government has decided to build a landfill for the disposal of solid household waste from Moscow. It was said that no one lives on this territory. Local residents organized a protest and defended their land. It turned out that there are many villages on this territory. The locals love their land and do not want to leave. In many villages, population growth was noted due to the birth rate. Twins Sasha and Miroslav were born here. Their parents are among those who love this place and want their children to continue to grow up here, surrounded by clean forests and rivers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Madmas, Russia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Yulia Nevskaya