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Can You Live a Life Like This?

Posted on February 5, 2013 by team

While some people are mastering nanotechnologies and launching satellites, others live an old life or a bit worse.

Only about 100 people remained in the village of Novoyemakovka in the Omsk region. They have no Internet or mobile connection, and guest workers do not stay there for long. But they have a farm where villagers work.

But we want to tell about one Russian woman, Lubov Andreevna Lavrentyeva, the pride of the whole region, repeated winner of various livestock competitions.

She has been a milkmaid for thirty years. Each morning she comes to the farm. Even on Sundays and Saturdays. It’s always the same: rubber boots, manure, cold. Cows are to be milked daily.

Morning milking starts at 5:30.

Lubov Andreevna and her partner Lena should milk 120 cows! They all have names and the women remember them all.

Lubov Andreevna says she likes her profession and it’s already hard to work being not so young.

In 3,5 hours they are done with milkng. If it’s colder than -20C (-4F) the cows do not walk and the women may leave earlier.

Men work at the farm too. They are responsible for bringing hay and other food. But almost all of them like to drink.


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16 Responses to “Can You Live a Life Like This?”

  1. roofius says:

    bla bla bla
    lies lies lies

  2. 70KokuSamurai says:

    A good, solid story. Where else but E.R. do you find such experiences in that part of the world.

  3. T5K says:


  4. blah says:

    these are not people, these are forced-to-be-robots-to-survive, russia is full of them. they deserve more pity that respect. it’s not their fault after all.

    • andy says:

      Why should people be pitied who live a hard and honest life, without big-city pleasures? I am awed by this remarkable woman and her family. Also, she can count herself lucky not to have TV.

  5. mew says:

    No, not me, but my grandparents were dair farmers.

  6. (r)evolutionist says:

    2005 was the first year in human history that over 50 per cent of people lived in urban areas. Whenever it is possible for people to leave farm life behind, they leave.

  7. Baldraven says:

    Blessings for a very powerful woman !!

  8. ausGeoff says:

    Nothing like a healthy serving of lard to start a meal with LOL.

  9. MikefromCanada says:

    What a great grandmother! This woman is a reminder of what most people used to have…pride. Not the self inflated type many urbanites have. I’d have a tea with this babushka any day of the week!

  10. Joel B says:

    Wow! Awesome meaningful story! Those ladies are an example of how to truly live life. Beautiful

  11. BH206L3 says:

    Gee’s she is just like my grandmother, she passed on in 1969 at the age of 98. I was the baby of the family, I am almost 60 now. She had a dairy farm, back then there were quite a few working Dairy Farms in Connecticut, now there is just one that still operates as a Dairy Farm. But you see a lot of this sort of thing in the More Rual Areas of the US. maybe not as spartan but they work just as hard. The Russian Ladies seem to be overly burdened with having to do most of the work. Looks like she has a very good life.

  12. Jean says:

    THE best thing sombody can do. BE A FARMER as you will be blessed by God.

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