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No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

YUKHOVICHI, Belarus: Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbour’s plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its beak. Since then, the husband and wife have lived for more than a quarter of a century in a primitive hut in a forest in northeastern Belarus, close to the Russian border. “There are no people - there is no conflict,” said Tamara Baikov, who says she loves weeding her vegetable patch and would rather…