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Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
In Belarus, many villagers still live off the land - planting, harvesting and carrying on ancient folk traditions.
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIO
November 21, 2017
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, works on embroidery at her home in the village of Pogost, Belarus. "I do everything...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, works on embroidery at her home in the village of Pogost, Belarus. "I do everything myself: feed the animals in the barn, the chickens in the yard, and I pickle and preserve all the vegetables. The river is nearby, the forest, mushrooms and berries in the summer. No, I'll never in my life move to town," she said. Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery, a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies, which survived the ideological white-washing of the Soviet era. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGX
November 21, 2017
Boys play in the river of Stviga on a hot summer day near the village of Pogost, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Boys play in the river of Stviga on a hot summer day near the village of Pogost, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIJ
November 21, 2017
Bride Tatyana Pashkovets stands at her home before her wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok....
David-Gorodok, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Bride Tatyana Pashkovets stands at her home before her wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. Tatyana is waiting for the groom Alexander, with whom they will hold a wedding celebration in accordance with the traditions that have developed in this village - to walk through the village to the registry office, then to the church and back home. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIW
November 21, 2017
Yulia Panchenya, 82, makes Easter cakes on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Yulia Panchenya, 82, makes Easter cakes on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUI0
November 21, 2017
Valentina Zhih, 77, hangs linen on the washing line at her house in the village of Danilovichi. REUTERS/Vasily...
DANILOVICHI, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Valentina Zhih, 77, hangs linen on the washing line at her house in the village of Danilovichi. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGQ
November 21, 2017
Villagers buy food at a local grocery store in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Villagers buy food at a local grocery store in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUI3
November 21, 2017
Oleg (L), Lada and Ulyana Skidan sit at their home before Oleg goes to classes on the first day of school...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Oleg (L), Lada and Ulyana Skidan sit at their home before Oleg goes to classes on the first day of school in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUH8
November 21, 2017
Pupils holding flowers walk to school on the first day of school in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Pupils holding flowers walk to school on the first day of school in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIU
November 21, 2017
Vladimir Krivenchik, 41, and Nikolay Skidan slaughter a pig at their house in the village of Khrapkovo....
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Vladimir Krivenchik, 41, and Nikolay Skidan slaughter a pig at their house in the village of Khrapkovo. "We're far from civilisation - and that's a good thing. I feel comfortable here," said Krivenchik, who is raising a young family in his native village of Khrapkovo, close to Belarus's southern border with Ukraine. "We survive thanks to this scrap of land. You go to Minsk for half a day and your head starts to hurt and you want to go home." Krivenchik supplements his income as a watchman at a granary by raising pigs for slaughter and hunting. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIV
November 21, 2017
Weaving threads are seen in the house of 75-year-old Ekaterina Panchenya in the village of Pogost. "I...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Weaving threads are seen in the house of 75-year-old Ekaterina Panchenya in the village of Pogost. "I do everything myself: feed the animals in the barn, the chickens in the yard, and I pickle and preserve all the vegetables. The river is nearby, the forest, mushrooms and berries in the summer. No, I'll never in my life move to town," she said. Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery, a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies, which survived the ideological white-washing of the Soviet era. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUG9
November 21, 2017
Vladimir Krivenchik, 65, sows barley on a field in the village of Khrapkovo. Krivenchik is one of the...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Vladimir Krivenchik, 65, sows barley on a field in the village of Khrapkovo. Krivenchik is one of the few villagers who retained the skill of sowing by hand, when each stroke of the hand is coordinated with a certain step size. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIE
November 21, 2017
Vladimir Krivenchik, 41, his wife Nina Skidan and his daughters are seen at their kitchen in the village...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Vladimir Krivenchik, 41, his wife Nina Skidan and his daughters are seen at their kitchen in the village of Khrapkovo. "We're far from civilisation - and that's a good thing. I feel comfortable here," said Krivenchik, who is raising a young family in his native village of Khrapkovo, close to Belarus's southern border with Ukraine. "We survive thanks to this scrap of land. You go to Minsk for half a day and your head starts to hurt and you want to go home." Krivenchik supplements his income as a watchman at a granary by raising pigs for slaughter and hunting. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGS
November 21, 2017
People take part in a May-time ritual in honour of the pagan god Yurya when villagers don national dress...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
People take part in a May-time ritual in honour of the pagan god Yurya when villagers don national dress and make offerings out of colourful ribbons and paper in the hope of plentiful harvests in the future, in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIN
November 21, 2017
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, works on an old loom in her house in the village of Pogost. "I do everything...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, works on an old loom in her house in the village of Pogost. "I do everything myself: feed the animals in the barn, the chickens in the yard, and I pickle and preserve all the vegetables. The river is nearby, the forest, mushrooms and berries in the summer. No, I'll never in my life move to town," she said. Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery, a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies, which survived the ideological white-washing of the Soviet era. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIL
November 21, 2017
People gather before a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
David-Gorodok, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
People gather before a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUIH
November 21, 2017
Women dance during a wedding party in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
David-Gorodok, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Women dance during a wedding party in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUI9
November 21, 2017
Painting are seen over washbasins outside school cafeteria in the village of Sudkovo. REUTERS/Vasily...
SUDKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Painting are seen over washbasins outside school cafeteria in the village of Sudkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUI7
November 21, 2017
An Orthodox priest conducts a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko...
David-Gorodok, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
An Orthodox priest conducts a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUI2
November 21, 2017
A boy waits at a bus stop in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
A boy waits at a bus stop in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHU
November 21, 2017
An Orthodox priest conducts a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko...
David-Gorodok, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
An Orthodox priest conducts a wedding ceremony in the village of David-Gorodok. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHP
November 21, 2017
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, walks in the snow to her neighbour's house, in the village of Pogost. "I do...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, walks in the snow to her neighbour's house, in the village of Pogost. "I do everything myself: feed the animals in the barn, the chickens in the yard, and I pickle and preserve all the vegetables. The river is nearby, the forest, mushrooms and berries in the summer. No, I'll never in my life move to town," she said. Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery, a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies, which survived the ideological white-washing of the Soviet era. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHG
November 21, 2017
Pupils sit in class on the first day of school in the village of Sudkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
SUDKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Pupils sit in class on the first day of school in the village of Sudkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHD
November 21, 2017
Children play in the village of Khrapkovo, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Children play in the village of Khrapkovo, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHB
November 21, 2017
An Orthodox church is seen at night in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
An Orthodox church is seen at night in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUHA
November 21, 2017
Ekaterina, a granddaughter of 75-year old Ekaterina Panchenya, bathes her daughter Dasha in a basin on...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Ekaterina, a granddaughter of 75-year old Ekaterina Panchenya, bathes her daughter Dasha in a basin on a hot summer day in the village of Pogost. For Ekaterina Panchenya, it was "cars, noise and dirt" and the sight of city-dwellers standing in line to buy groceries that dissuaded her from leaving her smallholding in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUH5
November 21, 2017
Anna Krivenchik, 71, sorts out potatoes before planting in the village of Kharkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Anna Krivenchik, 71, sorts out potatoes before planting in the village of Kharkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUH0
November 21, 2017
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, visits her relatives' graves during Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost....
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Ekaterina Panchenya, 75, visits her relatives' graves during Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost. "I do everything myself: feed the animals in the barn, the chickens in the yard, and I pickle and preserve all the vegetables. The river is nearby, the forest, mushrooms and berries in the summer. No, I'll never in my life move to town," she said. Panchenya is also skilled in local folk traditions such as floral embroidery, a cappella choral singing and ancient pagan ceremonies, which survived the ideological white-washing of the Soviet era. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGT
November 21, 2017
Mikhail, a grandson of 75-year-old Ekaterina Panchenya, fishes in the river of Stviga near the village...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Mikhail, a grandson of 75-year-old Ekaterina Panchenya, fishes in the river of Stviga near the village of Pogost. For Ekaterina Panchenya, it was "cars, noise and dirt" and the sight of city-dwellers standing in line to buy groceries that dissuaded her from leaving her smallholding in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGP
November 21, 2017
A street nameplate is seen on a wall of an old house in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
A street nameplate is seen on a wall of an old house in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGO
November 21, 2017
An icon is seen in a house of 82-year-old Yulia Panchenya in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
An icon is seen in a house of 82-year-old Yulia Panchenya in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGM
November 21, 2017
Women gather for a May-time ritual in honour of the pagan god Yurya when villagers don national dress...
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Women gather for a May-time ritual in honour of the pagan god Yurya when villagers don national dress and make offerings out of colourful ribbons and paper in the hope of plentiful harvests in the future, in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGL
November 21, 2017
People with their Easter cakes and other food gather at an Orthodox church yard on the eve of Orthodox...
Turov, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
People with their Easter cakes and other food gather at an Orthodox church yard on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Turov. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGK
November 21, 2017
Nikolay Skidan harrows the field after it was sown with barley in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Nikolay Skidan harrows the field after it was sown with barley in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUGJ
November 21, 2017
Vladimir Krivenchik (C), 65, smokes a cigarette as he takes a break with other villagers at a field in...
KHRAPKOVO, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Vladimir Krivenchik (C), 65, smokes a cigarette as he takes a break with other villagers at a field in the village of Khrapkovo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
BELARUS-VILLAGES/
RTS1KUG7
November 21, 2017
Family photos in wooden frames are seen at a house of 82-year-old Yulia Panchenya in the village of Pogost....
POGOST, Belarus
The Wider Image: Belarus villagers prefer hard work to city smoke
Family photos in wooden frames are seen at a house of 82-year-old Yulia Panchenya in the village of Pogost. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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