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A curve
Heaven-Like scene!
Stag Beetle
Bark in the Park
Having Water Fun on a Sultry Day
Sunrise Kayak Silhouette
A Family Portrait
Foggy Sunrise Over Pony Pasture Kayakers
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Super moon!!
Birth
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Making Indigo Dye in Plaboo Village, Mahasarakam, Thailand
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Washington Monument from Constitution Gardens
A Hut Amongst Rice Fields
Winter shows herself on top of Naxchivan mountains
The Window Washer
The Sewing Room in Plaboo Village, Mahasarakam, Thailand
A Jump Boy
Sunset at the Market
Grand Etang Lake
Work Will Make You Free
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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"Weekdays of the Arkhangelsk Village" (2012 – 2016) is a photostory about the problems of the Russian village Malye Ozerki situated in Plesetsk District of Arkhangelsk Region. Malye Ozerki is gradually dying, houses are getting deserted and ruined. In the last 25 years stable had been burned, shop had been closed, calf-shed had fallen down. Young people are leaving the village as there is no work, and the aged people dying off… The number of such dead villages in the north-west of Russia has been increased in the last years. Only few pensioners still have been leaving in Malye Ozerki. They are alone in their old age, because children have left them to find work in the city. They take care of themselves, feel sad, miss their children, but their Spirit is strong! Boris Filimonov, 86 years.

TAGS: Old, Village

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Murmansk, Russia
Member since 2014
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Copyright:
© Alexander Stepanenko.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 17, 2016, 2:59 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO500
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