Bucolic Beauties From Different Countries and Times

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Despite hard work and sometimes harsh conditions, these women manage to keep their charm, good nature and liveliness. To celebrate their work and improve their lives across the world, the United Nations has declared the International Day of Rural Women in mid-October. We pay them a tribute with our gallery.

 

From fishing villages in Vietnam and solar settlements in modern India to Soviet-era farms in central Russia — these women do their best, taking care of cows and chickens, planting gardens and harvesting crops, to provide food for the planet. Meet our amazing heroines in Sputnik's gallery.

 

© Sputnik / Vasiliy Fedorchenko / Go to the photo bankA vintage photo of a Soviet milkmaid from a kolkhoz in the central part of Russia near Kostroma, known for its cheese and milk farms.
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A vintage photo of a Soviet milkmaid from a kolkhoz in the central part of Russia near Kostroma, known for its cheese and milk farms.
© Sputnik / Vitaliy Karpov / Go to the photo bankA Soviet-era shot with women looking after calves in Kostroma region, famous for its cheese production.
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A Soviet-era shot with women looking after calves in Kostroma region, famous for its cheese production.
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Rod Waddington / Tigray WomanAn Ethiopian woman at work.
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An Ethiopian woman at work.
CC0 / Pixabay / An Asian girl during harvest time.
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An Asian girl during harvest time.
© AP PhotoPeasants celebrating the beginning of harvest time in west Poland two years after World War II had ended.
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Peasants celebrating the beginning of harvest time in west Poland two years after World War II had ended.
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Abbie Trayler-Smith/ Engineering for Change / Woman with PV panelA barefoot solar engineer at work in the Orissa solar village in India. The state government project trained 4 women from a remote tribal village to look after solar lighting in their place which had not seen electricity for over 15 years.
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A barefoot solar engineer at work in the Orissa solar village in India. The state government project trained 4 women from a remote tribal village to look after solar lighting in their place which had not seen electricity for over 15 years.
© AP PhotoThe girl in this picture from 1935, helping to harvest oats, is one of 20,000 German women trained by the Nazi government in its women’s labor service. To battle unemployment, training camps for former stenographers, nurses, factory workers, students, and shop girls were created.
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The girl in this picture from 1935, helping to harvest oats, is one of 20,000 German women trained by the Nazi government in its women’s labor service. To battle unemployment, training camps for former stenographers, nurses, factory workers, students, and shop girls were created.
© Sputnik / Maria Vashuk / Go to the photo bankA Koryak woman from an indigenous folk, which has inhabited the Russian Far East, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula, for centuries.
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A Koryak woman from an indigenous folk, which has inhabited the Russian Far East, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula, for centuries.
© Sputnik / Rudolf Alfimov / Go to the photo bankA girl wearing a traditional costume of Russia's western Smolensk region. The photo was taken in the 1970-s.
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A girl wearing a traditional costume of Russia's western Smolensk region. The photo was taken in the 1970-s.
© AFP 2022 / Behrouz Mehri Iranian women carrying their belongings to be cleaned after a heavy sandstorm in Iran's southeastern province near the Afghan border.
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Iranian women carrying their belongings to be cleaned after a heavy sandstorm in Iran's southeastern province near the Afghan border.
© Sputnik / Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankA Russian girl herding cows across a river in central Russia.
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A Russian girl herding cows across a river in central Russia.
© Sputnik / Alexandr Kryazhev / Go to the photo bankAn indigenous girl from Russia's mountainous Altai Republic in Siberia.
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An indigenous girl from Russia's mountainous Altai Republic in Siberia.
© Sputnik / Alexey Malgavko / Go to the photo bankGirls at Midsummer celebration, held in Omsk region in Siberia.
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Girls at Midsummer celebration, held in Omsk region in Siberia.
CC BY 2.0 / Andrea Schaffer / Floating fishing village, Halong BayA Vietnamese woman floating in a fishing boat.
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A Vietnamese woman floating in a fishing boat.
CC BY 2.0 / Koshy Koshy / Pretty BanjaranA pretty Banjaran from the so-called "Valley of God" in northern part of India at the Great Himalayan National Park.
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A pretty Banjaran from the so-called "Valley of God" in northern part of India at the Great Himalayan National Park.
© AFP 2022 / Vyacheslav OseledkoA Kyrgyz girl wearing a traditional costume during an ethnic festival in a village near one of the world's saltiest lakes, the Issyk-Kul.
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A Kyrgyz girl wearing a traditional costume during an ethnic festival in a village near one of the world's saltiest lakes, the Issyk-Kul.
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