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, Belarus, February 2, 2017. "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 SEARCH "BELARUS VILLAGES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.