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Babushkas living in Chernobyl's toxic wasteland
11-11-2012, 09:38 AM #1
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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I'd bet these gals brew their own...


The women living in Chernobyl's toxic wasteland


Decades after Chernobyl's nuclear disaster, despite the severely contaminated ground, government objections and the deaths of many fellow 'self-settlers’, a community of determined babushkas remains.

Outside Hanna Zavorotnya’s cottage in Chernobyl’s dead zone, a hulking, severed sow’s head bleeds into the snow, its gargantuan snout pointing to the sky in strange, smug defeat.

The frigid December air feels charged with excitement as Hanna, (above) 78, zips between the outlying sheds wielding the seven-inch silver blade that she used to bring the pig to its end.

'Today I command the parade,’ she says, grinning as she passes a vat of steaming entrails to her sister-in-law at the smokehouse, then moves off again. In one hand she holds a fresh, fist-sized hunk of raw pig fat – there is no greater delicacy in Ukraine – and she pauses now and then to dole out thin slices to her neighbours. Photos & Story here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environ...eland.html
11-11-2012, 09:39 AM #2
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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double post
11-11-2012, 10:03 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Great article! Damn! damned.gif
11-11-2012, 02:04 PM #4
Accidental Stoner Member
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Must be a rather peaceful life.

11-11-2012, 02:52 PM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(11-11-2012, 02:04 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Must be a rather peaceful life.


I'm sure ~ few neighbors, peace and quiet...just that pesky thyroid cancer to be concerned about...or not. damned.gif
11-12-2012, 05:02 AM #6
bohica Member
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Elena filatova has a great bunch of photos from Chernobyl, if her name dosen't hit, look up "girl of speed"

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
11-12-2012, 05:17 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes I remember looking at those
11-12-2012, 01:08 PM #8
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(11-12-2012, 05:02 AM)bohica Wrote:  Elena filatova has a great bunch of photos from Chernobyl, if her name dosen't hit, look up "girl of speed"


I googled and was entertained for nearly an hour. I especially enjoyed her commentary.

Thanks for sharing! cheers.gif
11-12-2012, 01:16 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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What a great find! hi5.gif Funny, when Octo and I moved to where we are now there were Russians here before us. The wallpaper was black and white flowers like an acid trip! damned.gif We immediately painted everything white.
Jeeze they have strange taste, but honestly I know a few Russians and like them very much. Really good people.

wonder.gif
11-12-2012, 01:42 PM #10
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(11-12-2012, 01:16 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  What a great find! hi5.gif Funny, when Octo and I moved to where we are now there were Russians here before us. The wallpaper was black and white flowers like an acid trip! damned.gif We immediately painted everything white.
Jeeze they have strange taste, but honestly I know a few Russians and like them very much. Really good people.


Wallpaper like that was probably acquired free ~ perhaps they had plenty of pictures to lay over it? chuckle.gif



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