A woman carries a shoulder yoke with two buckets

Oksana Shirshova, unemployed, carries a shoulder yoke with two buckets hanging on it after drawing water from the Teryol river in Verkhnyaya Biryusa village, located in the Taiga area near the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 16, 2015. The village was founded in the Soviet Union era as a forest settlement with a logging enterprise, which was the main employer for local residents. The business, which is much smaller nowadays, provides few working positions, while most of younger generation have already left the settlement inhabited by several dozen people. Source: Reuters

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