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The Faces of Russia's Roughest, Toughest Jobs

To become a miner, a person must have a strong psyche in addition to physical strength, since not just anyone can work all day underground. But many people who live in Eastern Russia don't have a choice, because hard work is the only chance to earn a good living.
By Gazeta Russa
Among many professions there are some that not everyone is capable of doing. For instance, to become a miner, a person must have a strong psyche in addition to physical strength, since not just anyone can work all day underground. But many people who live in Eastern Russia don't have a choice. Hard work is the only chance to earn a good living. In the photo: a tunnel miner.
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Roman Shalenkin

Among many professions there are some that not everyone is capable of doing. For instance, to become a miner, a person must have a strong psyche in addition to physical strength, since not just anyone can work all day underground. But many people who live in Eastern Russia don't have a choice. Hard work is the only chance to earn a good living. In the photo: a tunnel miner.
A miner has one of the most dangerous professions. For every million tons of mineral resources mined, an average of four human lives is lost. In the photo: a miner, chief power engineer. Leninsk-Kuznetsky, a small city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.

Roman Shalenkin

A miner has one of the most dangerous professions. For every million tons of mineral resources mined, an average of four human lives is lost. In the photo: a miner, chief power engineer. Leninsk-Kuznetsky, a small city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.
However, nobody said that being a miner is an exclusively male profession. In the photo: a female miner works in the production quality control department. She regularly goes down into the mine. Polysayevo, a town in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Inya River 139 kilometers south of Kemerovo.

Roman Shalenkin

However, nobody said that being a miner is an exclusively male profession. In the photo: a female miner works in the production quality control department. She regularly goes down into the mine. Polysayevo, a town in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Inya River 139 kilometers south of Kemerovo.
In the photo: a caster at an aluminum factory in Barnaul, the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia, located on the Ob River. A caster has an extremely complex and often dangerous profession. A caster of non-ferrous metals must possess physical endurance, an accurate eye, and always be attentive.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: a caster at an aluminum factory in Barnaul, the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia, located on the Ob River. A caster has an extremely complex and often dangerous profession. A caster of non-ferrous metals must possess physical endurance, an accurate eye, and always be attentive.
Welders are also subjected to the daily risk of receiving a shock, ruining their sight, and damaging their lungs and hearing. In the photo: a welder. Omsk, located in southwestern Siberia 2,236 kilometers from Moscow.

Roman Shalenkin

Welders are also subjected to the daily risk of receiving a shock, ruining their sight, and damaging their lungs and hearing. In the photo: a welder. Omsk, located in southwestern Siberia 2,236 kilometers from Moscow.
The metallurgist profession is more than 6,000 years old. In the photo: a metallurgist manufacturing metal out of rock or scrap-iron. Novokuznetsk, a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.

Roman Shalenkin

The metallurgist profession is more than 6,000 years old. In the photo: a metallurgist manufacturing metal out of rock or scrap-iron. Novokuznetsk, a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.
In the photo: a milling-machine operator producing parts or products based on particular blueprints. Novosibirsk, located in the southwestern part of Siberia.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: a milling-machine operator producing parts or products based on particular blueprints. Novosibirsk, located in the southwestern part of Siberia.
In the photo: a milling-machine operator. Tomsk, located on the Tom River. This profession is one of the most important in the field of mechanical engineering and metal working.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: a milling-machine operator. Tomsk, located on the Tom River. This profession is one of the most important in the field of mechanical engineering and metal working.
In the photo: a slinger handles loading and unloading freight. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: a slinger handles loading and unloading freight. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.
In the photo: this woman with a sprayer paints metal structures. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: this woman with a sprayer paints metal structures. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.
In the photo: a boilmaker gathers and repairs boilers and other metallurgical. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.

Roman Shalenkin

In the photo: a boilmaker gathers and repairs boilers and other metallurgical. Sibenergomash Plant in Barnaul.
October 2, 2013
Tags: society, life experience

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