- 44 min.
Yuri Afanasevich, or simply Afanasich, as everyone calls him, is 77 years old. He lives in the Irkutsk region. For twenty years, every winter, Afanasich goes to the taiga and spends three or four months there. His task is to catch wolves with the help of traps. So he protects not only deer and roe deer, but also domestic animals. In recent years, wolf packs manage to eat entire herds of livestock during the winter. Afanasich is a loner. He knows everything about wolves. And, it seems, the wolves already smell the approach of Afanasich by smell. As soon as he appears in one of his taiga temporary houses, the wolves leave. “In order to fight wolves, you have to be a bit of a wolf yourself,” Afanasich believes.