Shoemaker's shoe is hole
The craft learned in Russia is Rudik's only way of livelihood today.
For several years now, Rudik's family members, his mother, his wife, and his children have resigned from him and he has to live in a shoe store, where primary conditions are lacking. He earns his living by repairing shoes but he doesn't always have a job and able to eat something every day.
Rudik has demands from his mother and brothers. He claims that they took him out of the house and now he demands one of the share of the house which belong to him. The other side says that they had their motives to do that. They and the people around them claim that his behavior towards his family members was very bad and because of drinking, there was no shortage of quarrels and violence in their family.