Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

An ordinary Ukrainian village. 40 houses, 120 permanent residents most part of whom are old men. Many drink, heavily. Living conditions are far from perfect… Sounds awful? Don’t worry. These people love their life as much as you do and would probably never agree to leave their native village if they had a chance.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

All roads near the Odessa highway are more or less fine. But 50 kilometers further they become really terrible, some kind of mixture of asphalt and gravel.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Local departments of propaganda. “The road you walk along will lead you to me. God”.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

This year fields are planted very tightly because of the great harvest of all the crops. By the way, local combines belong to the state harvesting company and that’s why are equipped with GPS devices.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Tasty pastries will be made out of these bio- poppy seeds.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Everything in this village is bio. Bio-vegetables.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Bio-flowers.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Bio-meat.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

A bio-dog.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

And even a bio-toilet!

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Food is simple: moonshine, wine, boiled potatoes, crucian carps from the local pond, melons and corn stolen from the field.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Over the dozens of years nothing has changed here. The same houses, the same people.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Let’s enter of the huts.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

The typical interior of a typical hut.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

We don’t show you the pictures of the residents of this village for a reason – they may seem scary to someone. And this is no joke.

Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village

“Ukrainian breakthrough”.

Location: Novozhyvotov

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18 thoughts on “Life in an Ordinary Ukrainian Village”

      • Yes but the majority of the poor in the US South still have running water, AC, a car, indoor plumbing, and cable TV. Perhaps parts of Appalachia. Deffinately on par with Mexico though

      • This is true, I know people who aren’t that old, who had to use an outhouse growing up and had no hot water unless they boiled it. But they had a happy childhood without it.

  1. So when the poppy plant dries out and done making heroin sap it then has poppy seeds to eat that are good for consumption, right? What a bitter sweet plant.

  2. “Tasty pastries will be made out of these bio- poppy seeds.”

    Also, that handfull of poppy pods if made into a tea would get one high as frac.

  3. in one estonian MC (Põletajad = Burners) the same carpet of Jebus (although in mirror image) is used in a funny way: http://pqletajad.ee/1176/36567.jpg

    they have also put an LED-lights into Jebus’s eyes that blink 😀

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