In the framework of the People on the Border project,
Aleksei Sudnikau (correspondent of the video department of TUT.BY) has visited five villages that are sharing borders with Belarus, and told about regular folks, who are living there.
Boruny Village is situated at the Belarus-Latvia border. 140 people are living here. Once there were many things: shop, club, library, school... Only federal obstetric clinic and round-the-clock residential department are left now.
During Soviet times locals often went to Latvia for a disco — «who on a motorbike, and who on horseback», and Latvians came to Boruny with a return visit.
Journalist Alexei Sudnikau went to the Belarusian-Latvian border and talked to local people, found out why they did not leave for the EU after the collapse of the USSR, what the Pentagon is and how Nordic walking has come to the village.