Lyubov Morekhodova, 79, Enjoys Skating on the Frozen Lake Baikal

People & Lifestyle
Natalia Fedosenko, TASS, Belarus
Lyubov Morekhodova, 79, a senior citizen, enjoys skating on the frozen Lake Baikal. A former engineer, Morekhodova has been ice skating since childhood. Her father made her first ice skates from sharpened saw blades. Now she uses a pair of touring skates made in 1945, which her sister brought from Irkutsk. She attaches the blades via bindings to her felt boots (valenki). Since her husband’s death in 2011, Morekhodova has been living alone in Khaly, a remote small farmstead by Lake Baikal. Her children, grandchildren and nephews come to visit her every summer.

This website uses cookies. Please confirm if you accept our tracking cookies. You can also decline tracking, so that you can continue to visit our website without any data sent to third party services. We use cookies and similar technologies to recognize your repeat visits, as well as to analyze traffic. On/Off To learn more about cookies, view our “Cookies Policy”

Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

We'd like to set analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.