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, Belarus, February 3, 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.