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Русь Уходящая, а? Лет через 10 уже такую картинку и не увидишь...
I'm in rather nostalgic mood today, so I'm posting this. This old boy passed me on the street of the small town, surrounded by his cows. Maybe he have some small farm, maybe he is working for someone who have, anyway, it's something that going out, as Russia changing dramatically and these villager's life is changing even more. Mostly Russian country-side today is looking more or less deserted, as 85% of population moved to cities in last 50 years. Those who still live there are aged and never wanting to go anywhere or do anything.
Southern Russia, where the main farmland is, is much more alive, but Central Russian Plain, where a lot of big cities situated, suck youngsters from the country-side.
I can't say that this is bad, it's just what's going on last half of the century.

Buin, MLINES, Asiulus marcou esta nota como ъtil

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  • Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2007-10-13
  • Categories: Vida Diбria
  • Exposiзгo: f/5.8, 1/80 segundos
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  • Versгo da Foto: Versгo Original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-24 2:30
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