Swiss Carpenter Finds New Vocation In Russia [Video]

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Swiss citizen Joerg Duss came to the Russian provincial town of Tarusa to pursue his work as a carpenter. But he unexpectedly found another calling in Tarusa. Alarmed by the poverty and despair he saw among the town’s older residents, Duss began to help the elderly, and soon set up a small charity — leaving his homeland and carpentry behind.

Produced by Nikita Tatarsky and Elena Vlasenko , RFE/RL’s Russian Service