Assorino Village. The only inhabited house is occupied by farmer Alexey Chernov and his wife Zoya. Alexey owns nearly 20 ha of land – field and forest, the family keeps cows, pigs, sheep, hens, geese, an apiary.
"It's hard for just the two of us to cope with everything, but during the summer our son and his wife come here to help us, bring the grandchildren – they help to haymake and to do housework.
There used to be more livestock - cows and sheep. We take them to the market. Zoya puts weighing scale, business starts by 9.
We should have stopped working, we have no energy left already. But we will regret to stop.
There were some binges, come to think of it. The problem is I have a screw loose. If there is some alcohol left, and I need to work – the hell I'm gonna work. If you drink again, you need more. And how can you work when you are drunk?
That's how it is. Life is too short, you know. "