The Siberian timber industry is in crisis, with wood reserves exhausted and profits shrinking.

Lumberjacks say they now have to travel long distances to find good quality wood and this creates high transport costs, making profits shrink even further.

A lucrative industry 50 years ago, it now sees families struggling to survive and feeling neglected by the economic policies of the Moscow government.

The lumberjacks say that being located in a remote province means they are the only ones who can help themselves survive – and they hold out little hope of government assistance.