The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Would you be able to live in a village with population less than 100 people? Let’s check out how people live there.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Talovka is a small village that has no leader, hospital or school.

There is a butter factory near the village. It had been producing butter to export it abroad, the village was big and everything messed up in the 90s, of course. The electricity was shut off and people left the place. It took only 10 years for the village to decay only to a couple of buildings…

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Building of the butter factory and baths in which it was made.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Talovka itself. Now it has 65 houses on 4 streets, people – less than a hundred. Others sold their houses or simply left, one street was even demolished and now it seems it never existed like that village around the butter factory.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Local men

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Garik can be probably called the leader here. He came to Talovka from Armenia 25 years ago and now is at the head of the local construction gang. With them he goes to Barnaulk for earning. They bring up to monthly 300 dollars from there.

On the picture above: Garik is preparing food for pigs.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The cattle for the whole village has 19 heads. They also have two illegal sawmills. Garik beautifies his house, has made a nice staircase.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Egor says he wants to buy a cow but it costs 1500 dollars…

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

That is why Garik who owns pigs, rabbits and a cow is considered to be wealthy here.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Garik met his future wife here, in Talovka, in a local club. This club does not work anymore. As well as the school. Garik’s wife Olga used to be a teacher but she hasn’t been working for 5 years already. Children go to school to the next village.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

It is not much better with the hospital, a medical assistant comes to the village twice a week.

This is Vasilyeva Ekaterina Vasilyevna. Her real last name was different. But for some reason when their documents were made at that time people got last names according to their patronymics. Petrovna became Petrova, Kirillovna became Kirillova…

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Medical centre is in a semi-abandoned building

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

One door is of the medical centre, another one is of the abandoned part.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

They have a shop, it works till 4 pm, but not every day that’s why there is one woman in the village who sells products at home. But she is brought them at such cosmic prices as if aliens themselves bring them.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Nastya, 8, feels sorry she has nobody to sunbathe with. Almost all her friends left for summertime, and the only her entertainment is to help her mother Oksana. Oksana, 29, does not work, she only picks mushrooms and berries in summer. The only bread-winner of their family is father Sergey, who is a herdsman working in summer only, of course.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Every evening they go for a pasture to take the cows to a watering place. If they had a horse Sergey would do it himself, but they have neither horses nor cows.

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

Nastya’s favorite cow

The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not

We wonder how long will Talovka fight for its existance?

via ridus-news

8 thoughts on “The Village That Has to Disappear But It Does Not”

  1. Gone with the wind. Urban concentration is a characteristic of capitalism. Someday this little girl will get into the dazzling city lights, and never come back. In the future the dream of our kids playing with a real cow in the green field will never be realized like the dream of Lisa Simpson longing for Unicorn, because all cows are in the cage and all people are in cities.

    • I agree 100%. I also say that it is the people in the cities who live in cages, physically, and in their minds. Move from rural environment to cities is disasterous for humanity. It seems year on year we become more like slaves of corporations, simply robots generating money for the few. Shocking….

  2. Yes I could live there: but from what read about it; the Russian government should help at least with essentials stuff to make them lives more prosperous, and them people feel more proud of themselves and the country too. Russia is a the bigger country in the world; with only 160 million people not enough to make a country even more safe to each other by producing much more. Many of those places must be some wee in Russia; which could have even foreigners could emigrate there by living in Lille towns and work with the land. But even if not that much money could given to them, should give some animals, even in some cases with obligation of produce, and expanded the continuation of them, animal procreation should be teaches. Russia must expand the population in areas like this ‘one. They could have fish pounds too. A.Oscar

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