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photo contest slideshow
Freedom
Man bathing one of his water buffaloes
HOLI
River
Mesh
Summer
Hummingbird on Flame of the Forest
Taking rest
Social Protest
Rath Yatra
Waiting for the Subway Train
Muzhik
Cadgwith Cove
Man undressing before his morning bath
2 Camouflaged deer
Sakura Cherry Blossom in May
Cancer
Time to Go Home
Expression
Funeral
Prayer
GHOST HOUSE
Sandstone Cliff in Fall
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Muzhik

In Russian villages there’s usually almost no work, and the wages are so poor, that people have to leave their birthplace. The able-bodied population is only a handful. Only most manly, enduring, hardy, rough, and belonging to country life. Being unaffected, the last who stayed know the difference between black and white for sure. They don’t waste their time on baying at the moon — they must labour. Only manual labour is counted as man’s work. Even if it is low-paid. The muzhiks are straightforward, honest, and tough. But the outward severity and coolness/imperturbability conceal kindness and naivety.

TAGS: Portrait, Russian Federation

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Samara, Russia
Member since 2015
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© Kristina Syrchikova.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2013
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2015, 1:19 p.m.
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