The most beautiful villages of Russia
The post-Soviet years of our country had a negative impact on the development of the Russian provinces: the majority of the rural population moved to town, not developed infrastructure, resulting in many rural districts gradually came to decay, and some have ceased to exist and mapped. But others found a way out of difficult situation today delight the eye with their close-knit groups of local people and beautiful nature.
In 2014 established a special Association, the main activity of which became the most beautiful villages of Russia. To participate in the Association contest of any settlement, the population of which does not exceed two thousand people. They are evaluated in terms of relevance, the external aesthetic appearance, preservation of natural monuments, the peculiarities of the landscape. At the moment, more than 10 villages comply with the requirements of the Association and are ready to obtain the coveted status.
The conference, located in the Yaroslavl region, October 15, was recognized at the official level the title of most beautiful village. Now here is a memorial sign, informing all the guests of such a high rank. While this is the only village to be awarded this status, although the queue for membership in the Association is already 20 villages.
Visitors are welcome barrels, which form a pyramid. Such a greeting, perhaps, just wants to draw the attention of the tourist on the fact that during the existence of the Soviet Union, the Vyatka was known for its cucumbers, which it supplied in many cities of our country. Cucumber shop is now restored, however, not to restore production, but to convert it into a tourist attraction.
The collapse of the Soviet Union transformed the village from the farm-the millionaire in your regular village, whose economy fell sharply. For decades there was nothing attractive, while businessman Oleg Zharov bought the old mansion of the XIX century and brought it into proper condition. Then he restored other houses that marked the beginning of the revival of the village.
The number of inhabitants of the modern settlement Vyatka does not exceed 500 people, however, about 100 thousand visitors visit it every year. The infrastructure of the village corresponds to the title of most beautiful village in the center is a large comfortable Parking, near which is mounted a map of the area and attractions. Also attract tourists with many original museums, among which «the Russian black Banya», «the Museum of Russian amusements» and many others. In the near future is planned the opening of museums and craft brewery, a zoo.
But the main highlight of Vyatka is the Church of the ascension of Christ, refurbished and has a special religious value. Since the destruction of the temples atheists here lie the remains of the Cathedral of the Dormition, the recovery of which everywhere are about money. According to residents, the collection is progressing very quickly and soon will start the restoration.
The Village Of Desyatnikovo
The village of Desyatnikovo was once the family home of the family Chistyakov ions, which, according to legend, did not allow settlers to live there, and even had to stay at the rock on the Selenge river. On the slopes they have sown wheat, were the farm and even built a chapel. The village itself is situated in the South-East of Tarbagatai district of the Buryat Autonomous district.
Desyatnikovo population of 778 people, there are only five streets, but it is Federal highway Moscow – Vladivostok. All the houses in the village are painted in the same style: they are very vivid and create the atmosphere of exotic places. Pleasing to the eye and nature of the village, which combines a blooming green hills, crystal clear blue skies and vast expanses. The locals all forces concerned about the environment, not forgetting their own customs and traditions, so Desyatnikovo is one of the candidates for membership in the Association the most beautiful villages of Russia.
The Village Of Bol’shoy Kunaley
Bol’shoy Kunaley was founded in the early XVIII century and since then became famous among the people scale celebrated its population holidays. The village is set on the banks of the river Kounalaki in Buryatia, the number of residents slightly exceeds a thousand. All the yards here are decorated in a traditional style home decorated with ornaments decorated with carved aprons, on the gate colorful elements, everywhere well-maintained trees, shrubs, flowers. All of this instantly immerses visitors in a warm, friendly atmosphere in which people live in harmony with nature. Koalaty carefully keep order on the streets that always remain clean and pleasant to look at.
The Village Of Zhukovka
Village Zhukovka situated on the right Bank of the Moscow river near the Kremlin and is considered one of the most popular places for country land. It was formed in the 1920-ies on the basis of the ancient village of Lutsk, constantly flooded during the flood.
At the time of the census, held in 1989, in Zhukovka lived 527 people in 219 households. Today it is not just the courts, but the real trendy neighborhoods with boutiques, exclusive clothing and mansions costing hundreds of millions of rubles. The appearance of the village was designed by the designer Grigoryan, turned it into a favorite corner of a very wealthy Muscovites.
Srostki village – the small homeland of Vasily Shukshin, an outstanding cultural figure of our country, which is located on the coast of the Katun river in Altai Krai. It was founded in 1840, although according to some written sources, the settlement exists since 1753. The name of the Joints was due to the river flowing nearby, which is divided into small branches, which unite in one stream near the village.
Great attention is paid to the famous native of the village, Vasily Shukshin. Monuments to famous people are located in the village and adjacent mountain Beckett, constitute the main attraction. The mountain Beckett is also called the Picket, and she reveals the incredibly picturesque views of the village, the Katun river and the surrounding nature. Tourists are invited to visit the Church of St. Catherine, built on the remains of an ancient house of worship in 2009, or visit the monuments to the heroes of the great Patriotic War and soldiers-partisans.
Srostki village is of historical value: 295-meter hill that is in its vicinity, was declared a protected monument of the archaeology, as it found dumping the VIII-IX centuries, as well as Parking of the ancient people of the Paleolithic era. Collect treasures in the form of weapons, money and all kinds of decorations was passed to the most visited museums in our country.
On 25 July each year, the mountain Beckett takes the guests of the festival «Shukshin’s birthday celebrations», dedicated to the great cultural figure. Taking part of creative work, related to those industries in which he became famous, and beyond: literary works, acting, fine arts etc. the Best works will be awarded with prize named after Shukshin. The festival will visit the famous artists, writers and poets, artists.