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Dasha: Barber in Eastern Siberia

Dasha: Barber in Eastern Siberia

CHITA, EASTERN SIBERIA: Dasha, 21, works in a barbershop in Chita, but grew up near Barnaul and lived briefly in Novosibirsk.

I asked how she ended up in Chita…Love took her there, she said. Dasha said she met a boy via social media back in 2010. In 2012, at the age of 18, she moved to Chita to be with him.

I asked Dasha what her mom, a school English teacher, thought about her move. “She said if that will make me happier, then I should go [to be with him].

Dasha said she prefers Novosibirsk to Chita and will decide where to live when her boyfriend finishes university. Dasha said she wasn’t in a rush to tie the knot. “Many girls get married at a young age and then divorce shortly thereafter.”

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