In Sukachi, a small food and liquor store in a converted trailer doubles as the village bar. Nina Dubrovskaya works here, earning more than twice what she did as a village librarian.
This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.
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