Lena cuts a friend’s hair. “A hairdresser is to some extent a kind of psychologist,” says Lena's husband. As a child with pencil in hand, Lena studied Freud, which helps her to find a common language with people.
Lena Pchelkina is a simple hairdresser in the village of Verkhnezeysk, Amur Oblast at the east end of Russia. A few times a month she uses the Baikal-Amur railway to get to the most distant villages with the only aim - to make people more beautiful.