In 1970, Tajik authorities took an attempt to resettle Yaghnobi people from their native kishlaks to Golodnaya (Hungry) Steppe, a cotton growing area on the border with Uzbekistan. For these people used to fresh mountain air, clear spring water
and cool temperatures, the resettlement was a real tragedy and they began to fall ill and die. Many of them returned to the mountains, to their native kishlaks. Nowadays, there are about 20 families living in 15 kishlaks.
Katya, 26 and Zhenya, 42. Owners of a greenhouse. Seven women living in the Far East share their oninions on advantages and disadvantages of being married to a Chinese man. "Our friends brought us together. He would come to my place, help me with money and bring
presents. We've been together for about five years. We have two children and I'm taking care of them. Sometimes I help my husband do the work in the field. Now he speaks Russian a bit better but when he came the only word he knew was 'eat".