Russian village Kholuy and the Italian city Venice have much in common indeed. Both are famous for great artists and fine museums with precious pictures. And not only a big love for art created an affinity between Kholuy villagers and Venetians, but also water that fills streets, buildings and gardens.
Despite the problems that Kholuy inhabitans face, they say that they like this water environment.
It is like the village distinguishing feature.
Groups of boatmen work in the village during the freshet.
When the water level is high children do not go to school or kindergartens.