17 The Heart of Russia?

The Heart of Russia?

Posted on November 25, 2011 by

This time we want to show you some forgotten and not really forgotten places in the Vologda Region.

However, on the way there you will come across places which are no less curious… and forgotten. Like this. Is it a store?

Those places are not that easy to get to. Look at this ‘road’ for example.

So, here it is. Village Ploskoye. In 2002, its population was… 2 people!

This star on one of the houses means that during WWII there lived a family which head joined the front and never came back.

Children, if such lived there, moved to cities leaving their mother alone in this home.

When she died, they buried her right there in the churchyard. They boarded the house up but it didn’t save it from a plunder.

Some of the homes are still rather liveable. Hunters and fishermen leave their equipment there in order not to drag it along.

‘Dear Tatyana Ivanovna!

We congratulate you on the New Year of 1998. We wish that this New Year you spend with your family.

Stay healthy and patient!

Tolya and Edick


Apparently, this is the Tatyana Ivanovna and her children. By the way, to make a photo, they had to go the the photo shop which was 150 kilometers away.


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17 Responses to “The Heart of Russia?”

  1. Matlok says:

    Neat post!

  2. Bogdanov says:

    Comrade Lenin is still in Russia’s Heart but apparently not it’s Mind…

  3. opticalsound says:

    Ploskoye (pop.2). Life in the slow lane… Lenin’s ghost in exile… Would either of these 2 souls know the way to San Jose?

  4. petrohof says:

    there must be MANY red stars on houses then.
    the round object is for grinding grain into flour.

  5. Very interesting pictures and story.The narrator has a captivating sense for fasinating photographs,history and details.

  6. 山下智久 says:

    i like here!why nobody in the room?

  7. Hirsh says:

    Typical dead Russian villages. It’s obvious why no one wants to live like this anymore.

  8. j pigden says:

    That unknown item is a millstone set. The vertical pole is a handle to turn the upper stone over the lower one. The flour carries outward during the grinding process. The raw grain goes in the hole in the top centre.

  9. raaa says:

    Where is it? I would like to settle there in old age.

  10. Archy Bunka says:

    Near the village they excavated remains of an ancient city which was larger than Kiev.

    Wow, it would be cool to see that…

  11. Archy Bunka says:

    Shelling of Mainila took place today, November 26th, 1939. Turns out the USSR shelled it’s own town to start a war against Finland…does this sound familiar?

    • ayaa says:

      Is that all you could recall? On the 26th of November, the terrorist attacks on Mumbai started. But you wouldn’t want to bring that up would you, because its not Russophobic.

      • geoff says:

        Good return ayaa

      • Archy Bunka says:

        What does this site have to do with India?
        I am so Russianphobic, I went on vacation there, twice.
        How about Americanphobic, with tales of:
        how the moon landings were a farce and how the American CIA somehow brought down the USSR? I am merely pointing out, the old trick of creating a border incident to start a war and imposing a policy of occupation which involved Russia, and Georgia, another former SSR.
        It worked in 1939 and 2008.

        • ayaa says:

          1) What does this post have to do with the winter war?
          2) So now Russia started the war with Georgia, is that it? The spetsnaz are good, but their not good enough to infiltrate a whole goergian regiment and then start calling in artillery fire on their own Peacekeepers.

        • geoff says:

          Archy Bunka here……

          Archy, I saw that first footstep on the moon When I was 13 or 14 on TV at school, any one that thinks it is not real…..well…..? There is even a device sending a signal to measure the distance from earth to the noon.

  12. SSSR says:

    Wow,the RIA Novosti site has a link to this site!

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