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, Belarus, August 31, 2017. "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 SEARCH "BELARUS VILLAGES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.