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"I was born here and I'll die here. I already want to die. Forgive me, I'm drunk. I drink a lot now. We only have what God gives us, our health, our place, our friends." <br />
-- Vasily Oleksandrovich, farmer<br />
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After his wife Natasha died in January 2007, Vasily tattooed her face on his shoulder as a personal memorial. She died from cancer after a long illness, a few days after her 46th birthday. He now lives alone, farming a small plot of land on the outskirts of Ivankiv, Ukraine, the closest inhabited city to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.   <br />
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This photograph is part of Michael Forster Rothbart's After Chernobyl documentary photography project.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2010.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  8/2007    File#:  Canon 20D digital camera frame 14285 <br />
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Original caption: .Photo title:.Vasily on his farm in Ivankiv..Caption:.After Vasily Oleksandrovich's wife Natasha died in January 2007, he had her face tattooed on his shoulder as a personal memorial. She died from cancer after a long illness, a few days after her 46th birthday. He now lives alone, farming a small plot of land on the outskirts of Ivankiv, the closest inhabited city to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone...Quote: ."I was born here and I'll die here. I already want to die. Forgive me, I'm drunk. I drink a lot now. We only have what God gives us, our health, our place, our friends." .-- Vasily Oleksandrovich, farmer.-------------------.
"I was born here and I'll die here. I already want to die. Forgive me, I'm drunk. I drink a lot now. We only have what God gives us, our health, our place, our friends."
-- Vasily Oleksandrovich, farmer

After his wife Natasha died in January 2007, Vasily tattooed her face on his shoulder as a personal memorial. She died from cancer after a long illness, a few days after her 46th birthday. He now lives alone, farming a small plot of land on the outskirts of...
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