60 thoughts on “Abandoned Russian Village”

    • no, no, NO! not cool it’s awesome, just awesome! wow! villages and the whole Russian rural culture destroyed by great Russians of the Soviet era! wow! awesome. I say once again – it is just awesome. But now I am rather languid and overwhelmed .. what an awesome country! I like Russia! Russia is the best and the most awesome country in the world. wow! awesome!

  1. Some of the buildings are still in very good shape. I suppose it would still be a nice place to live if you liked complete self-sufficiency, solitude, and farming.

    Do any of these places ever become repopulated? Who owns them?

    • Places like that often located not far from cities (maybe 10 km). But it has no roads, has no communications. It’s some dangerous and boring to live in places like that. During 20th century people moved from the places like that to cities and big villages. Sometimes in villages like that some “ancient” old women are living. Sometimes tourists are visits that places.

      • Can you get cellphone service or internet there? With solar or wind powered electrical production and an off-road vehicle, it could be made fairly in-touch. You could sell whole towns to people that wanted to “get away from it all.” Sort of like “re-pioneering.”

        It just sad to see so much history, craftsmanship, and fertile farmland left to the elements and overgrowth.

    • There are a lot of them scattered all across the US some of them quite large. I have heard of them being sold here, some of them even on eBay. I wonder what the price for one in Russia would be?

  2. Hey Preserve – go soak your head in arsenic!! Your brains have rotted!!
    Russia is a very pretty place with many wondeful people. As a carpenter I can say the buildings are a real work of craftsmenship! Russia is cool and so are the chicks! I know! I got me one!

  3. I ‘ve seen such villages they were made for cinema crew. They are making a film and live there too. Afterwards they leave everything.. Note: there is no telegraph poles no roads…

  4. I ‘ve seen such villages they were made for cinema crew. While making a film the crew is living there too. Afterwards they leave anything as is.. Note, there is no telegraph poles no roads… do you believe it’s for real? heh.. (And yes, Im from Russia)

  5. I spend the summer’s in Belarus every year and the country is full of such places. You can buy the houses for under $500 if you wanted to. I have often thought that myself and a group of like minded people should buy a house each in a deserted village and bring it back to life. Maybe turn it into an artists retreat or working farm for people to visit or anything else. I think Russia would be easier then Belarus to do it in. Great photos.

  6. Conventional abandoned village. why there are so surprised? You probably did not see the abandoned town. for example, Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

  7. Sad, that the people could not make a living there. This will be what rural America looks like soon, if we keep going down this road. I think that most people in America think that there food comes from the store, and not the farms.
    The pictures hear remind me of something that one of our fourfathers said, I forgot who, but hear it is.( burn down the city`s and leave the farms alone, the city`s will rebuild, but burn the farms, and the city`s will grow up in weed`s!)
    Where do you think that a countrys true wealth is? It is of course in the land, and the ability to feed itself. No wonder Russia is poorer then the U.S. Russia did not take good care of it`s farms.

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  9. You all guys just come over to Russia! this country has tens of thousands places like this!!
    Just bring you 4×4, and don’t forget to send you girlfriend on a trip to Mexico.

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  12. Such wonderful craftsmanship! I pray the Russians never lose their gift for working with wood, it is a true art form! I have met many Russians here in the USA and have found EVERY one of them to be warm, friendly, generous and intelligent. I would be glad to call any of them friend.

  13. “Деревянные церкви Руси
    Перекошены древние стены
    Подойди и о многом спроси
    В этих срубах есть сердце и вены”

    (группа “Черный кофе”).

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  15. Where do you think that a countrys true wealth is? It is of course in the land, and the ability to feed itself. No wonder Russia is poorer then the U.S. Russia did not take good care of it`s farms.

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