One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

In Russia doctors hardly earn millions. $10,000 a year is a dream for many. Normally they earn maybe half of this per year. This doctor in a village probably gets even less. Here is her life and her environment reviewed.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

She sleeps right in her working place.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Here she is.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

She washes her hands and face in this sink which doesn’t have a drain, just a bucket in the cabinet below, so she’s got to be careful not to let it overflow.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

This is a toilet. Covered with a lid to fight the odor. It can’t be flushed, it’s just a hole in the ground.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

She drinks her morning coffee here.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Having a meal. Not bad.One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And reading a newspaper.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Then her morning starts with starting her furnace to heat up the house (which is also her office).

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

But not all that bad! An iphone and social networks. Though she says there is only one place in the house she can get a signal.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Then, after her breakfast she goes to the office to wait for the patients.

ThOne Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Here is a couch.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Here she is: a doctor.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

First patients arrive.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Because doctors earn almost nothing, patients try to bring some treats to spice up their lives. This couple has brought these fishes.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

More and more patients start arriving. Medical services are free in Russia.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Many like to chat.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Another treat.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And more treats.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

It’s just 11 am but she has already treated a few patients and gotten some free food from them.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

She must also take care of paperwork to log all of the patients and the amount of the medicines and drugs she gives away. Some drugs are free, too.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

At 12 noon her shift is over and she must then do her house chores. Like washing the clothes. One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

This is the scenery around her home. Shot with an iPhone.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And this is a local store.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

A saleswoman – the retailer in this store.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And a customer.One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Prices are like this – lemons 5 dollar a kilo, eggs – 3 dollars for 10.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Some luncheon meat. Locals buy stuff on credit if they can’t afford it now.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

So the doctor returns from the store and eats a big sandwich while reading her e-book.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

There is no washing machine as there is no water supply in the house – she must get the water herself from about 100 meters away using a bucket.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Sun is out.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

She meets Pavel, a local guy. He says his head is aching and so he has a bandage on his head. But he heads to a store to get some “treatment”, probably vodka. Also take a look at the wooden sidewalk.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Anna – complains that she lost her cat.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

This guy, Nickolai, is going hunting.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And this is a banya – bath house – sort of sauna.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And here the doctor gets her water, she brought her bucket herself.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And heads back home.One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

When she gets home she finds a bucket with a herring inside. Someone brought another treat to her while she was away.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

So she cooks her free food.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

And reads local books.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

besides her shift in an office the doctor has to visit patients at home.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

So she heads to this granny. She is ninety years old.

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village

Then she gets back and reads before falling asleep.

That’s how she lives!

Is this worth mentioning and admiring or just normal life, nothing more nothing less, like everyone else’s life? Remember, she gets probably $400 a month for all this.

31 thoughts on “One Day in the LIfe of a Doctor in a Russian Village”

  1. This is not Russia.
    It cannot be Russia since Russia is a modern prosperous country.
    With strong army, many tanks and rockets.

    I think these photos are from Latin America.
    From one of those Third World countries.
    Paraguay or Peru, but not Russia.

    • I dare you find such a doctor office in Western Europe or the US, anywhere. Eastern Europe, maybe (leftover of Russian occupation…)

  2. This is literally ends of the earth. Village Ustje is located here http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=67.565828&lon=52.593269&z=12&m=b

  3. In US doctors make hundreds of thousands dollars per year. Will not cure you but will take all your money away. I know 3 doctors, millioners, house $500000, 2 cars $100000 each.2 condominiums in Chicago with lake view $1.5 mln each just for fan.In Poland chain of dental clinics. But I will not go them, rather die, I use herbs, vitamins, when I am sick. Advise I got from them about my cholesterol was stupid. I cured it with vitamin C & Niacin.

  4. There are several places just as bad as this in the south-east parts of the U.S. Look up the documentary “Lalee’s Kin” on YouTube, and you can see just how big of a shit-hole USA is in some places.

  5. Wiki on Lalee’s kin. Thanks for info. on this. Shows that such places exist elsewhere also, even in US.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaLee's_Kin:_The_Legacy_of_Cotton

  6. Difficult to translate the explanatory text online translator? ‘t believe me.
    Here is a link to the original article.
    http://odin-moy-den.livejournal.com/1852721.html
    And the text from there:

    “Hello, my name is Natalia. I am 43 years old.
    I will show you one your working day may 12 at the position of paramedic small village on the edge of the world.
    Venue – Nenets Autonomous Okrug. A few tens of kilometers from Naryan-Mar and minutes from Pustozersk, the first polar Russian city, founded in the XV century.
    But to the topic: It was something like a six-week business trip.

    I will show you one your working day may 12 at the position of paramedic small village on the edge of the world.
    Venue – Nenets Autonomous Okrug. A few tens of kilometers from Naryan-Mar and minutes from Pustozersk, the first polar Russian city, founded in the XV century.
    But to the topic: It was something like a six-week business trip.”

  7. in Sri lanka we have free health, but after 4pm doctors go to do private and earn lot of money. there doctors who earns more than $1000 per day. that lot of money for a third wirld country

  8. This is the Nenets okrug, the extreme north of Russia. It is very hard to survive there. There the winter lasts for 10 months, also with no roads to connect the region with the central road network of Russia, so you can only travel in and out by plane. You can see tons and tons of logs in front of her house. They have to work extremely hard to prepare for winter. They can’t grow anything. They can only fish, herd reindeer and log and they only do it to survive (ofc with more urban settlements it is different story, I’m talking about villages)

  9. She is amazing woman. Yes this is Russia, where are so many extremely wealthy people living too.
    This is the another side of Russia. Some place in Romania is ever worst.

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