Russian free land: A brilliant bureaucratic nightmare?
Olga Smirogina has lived in Kamen-Rybolov her whole life. It's a place so quiet, people living there insist on calling it a village, even though it's a small town of 22,000 people.
"It's not a very big town," says Olga. "But it has its history and the people that live here are very pleasant."
Deep in the countryside in the far-flung east of Russia, it sits on the edge of the vast Lake Khanka, 200km north of Vladivostok.
"Agriculture is the mainstay of our people," explains Olga. "They work in the fields. They are not very rich of course but it's our... read more
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