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Mikhalo and Evdekia Feshenko illegally returned home to Lubyanka village, inside the exclusion zone, a month after the accident. The village that once had more than 1,000 residents now has five. Before the accident, Mikhalo was a tractor operator at the local collective farm. Now the couple raises bees and sells honey to Chernobyl zone workers, but primarily they live on subsistence farming. Instead of people, the Feshenkos see wolves walking the empty roads of the village. They keep their horse inside a former neighbor’s house at night.<br />
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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.<br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart 2007-2013.<br />
www.afterchernobyl.com<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  5/2009    File#:  Canon 5D digital camera frame 63797<br />
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Mikhalo and Evdekia Feshenko illegally returned home to Lubyanka village, inside the exclusion zone, a month after the accident. The village that once had more than 1,000 residents now has five. Before the accident, Mikhalo was a tractor operator at the local collective farm. Now the couple raises bees and sells honey to Chernobyl zone workers, but primarily they live on subsistence farming. Instead of people, the Feshenkos see wolves walking the empty roads of the village. They keep their...
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