Navigating Tricky Crosscurrents In Russia's Heartland

News & Features Anne Garrels · ·
Gennady Anatolievich, 70, shows off a prize carp at his fishing camp near the city of Saratov on the Volga. For six months, when the river isn't frozen, the pensioner and his wife live in makeshift tents on the river shore, smoking fish over a wood fire and growing a vegetable garden.