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Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women'

Published on: Monday 30 March 2020

Rural decline threatens Estonia's ancient 'isle of women' For centuries on a small, forested island in the Baltic Sea, women in headscarves and striped red skirts have done most of the work: from farming to lighthouse keeping, leading church services and even dressing up as Santa at Christmas. The men of Kihnu island, 10 kilometres (six miles) off the coast



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