This is a typical Russian Village. 12 people live here now and 10 years ago 30 lived here. Many Russian Villages are almost gone. This one had a Monastery for women and the bell tower is some of the remains. There are no roads to the village except a dirt trail, that even a 4 wheel drive would have trouble on.
I myself want to live in such a Village. They have electricity but no running water. The air is clean and refreshing. The water tastes wonderful.
The village homes are falling down and crumbling. Nature is reclaiming the old Village one inch at a time. Within 10 more years I think the Village will be gone.
I find that sad.
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