North Russia: As I walked around the North Russian village with my camera, a middle-aged woman walked up to me to ask what I was doing.
When I responded that I was visiting a friend and taking photos of the village, she said she wanted to show me her living conditions…perhaps I could help her get the attention of authorities responsible for the state program to relocate people from poor housing.
A mother of eight, she now lives just with her youngest son, 15, a student in the local school. The other children have already grown up and moved out, some living in the nearby town.
She complained about the rotting wooden conditions of the entrance and stairs and the cold conditions in her home. She said he has been complaining to no avail.