The Wider Image: Russian village's last teacher stays on for her one remaining pupil
Plants have grown at an abandoned house in the village of Sibilyakovo, Omsk region, Russia, September 8, 2019. Like thousands of villages dotted across Russia, the remote Siberian village of Sibilyakovo emptied after the closure of its state-run collective farm following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet planned economy. In its heyday in the 1970s, Sibilyakovo's population was 550. It has shrunk to 39. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko SEARCH "SIBILYAKOVO MALGAVKO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.