Zoya Yakovlevna is a "heroine mother", she has ten children: eight sons and two daughters. Now she has more than thirty grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And even one great-great-grandkid. Zoya Yakovlevna lives in Chernoborskaya with her son Vasily. He`s almost fifty, but there`re no job nor wife to find in the village. There is a coulple of other people also living in the village. In winter there are only three residents who stay in Chernoborskaya, in the summer, when people come to their countryhouses for vacation from Sizyabsk and Izhma, the population grows to seven people. There are also two dogs, two cats and a horse.
Children and grandchildren often visit Zoya Yakovlevna. They bring her food and pension. There is a telephone and cell phone service in the village. The residents also watch the news on satellite TV. Sometimes electricity cuts happen. Electricians are fly-in/fly-out employees
here, they turn the electric generator on for two hours in the morning and five in the evening.