Village shop in the woods Big Yugana
During a recent 10-day trip to Ugra we were able to slightly adjust the program, and one of these days, replacing the rather boring visiting some sites in Surgut, we left the village Ugut, which is located on the river Big Yugan to become better acquainted with the way people live in the taiga settlement, as well as to visit the real nomad camps Khanty - Yugra indigenous population.
Of course, before going to visit the Hunt, we stopped at Ugutskoye store to buy gifts for them - flour, oil, sugar and sweets for children. I must say that it is always interesting to come here in the village shops are somewhere quite far away from civilization - it is very clearly seen how and what local people live. No entrepreneur will not buy and bring in many kilometers of unnecessary products that will lie dead weight, so it is very well seen, what the locals live and what they buy ...
It must be said that some of the products I have seen enough amazing. As surprising was what product is the second place of honor in the shop after rack of liquor.
The settlement Ugut in the bird's-eye view. This is quite a large settlement on the banks of the River Great Yugan. Once it was called Ugutskoye Yurts, it lived here mostly indigenous population in a small amount. Today it is home to more than 2000 people, and indigenous Khanty settled in small communities (they call yurts) in the depths of the surrounding taiga, only occasionally coming to the village for administrative matters, some shopping, and so on. D.
Ugut located in the middle taiga subzone, around a lot of forests, rivers and their tributaries. The snow here is 180-200 days in a year.
As in any remote village from the town, village shop is one of the centers of cultural and social life.
The first surprise that catches the eye as soon as you approach the counter. Actually seeing a mango here, I had an idea and tell us.
Mango, pomegranate and grapes - the locals like tropical fruits
Commercial Division more prosaic and predictable. About the same set of products can be found in every village shop - detergents, clothes ingenuous, simple household appliances
The second surprise - a large number of artificial flowers, including baskets. Apparently, a large number of snow days a year encourages residents to make their life a little more beautiful with the help of artificial flowers. And the flowers in baskets, probably for the cemetery
unassuming enameled ware, paint, linseed oil ... the most necessary utensils and construction materials
And of course, the place of honor - a rack with alcohol. The choice is huge, and for every taste
Sauvignon Inkerman -
Crimean even a bottle of wine was noticed. However, for the price it was different from that found in the Crimean stores in 4, 5 times.
I'm sorry, but I could not pass up, "Squirrels on cones", which has already come.
And this is the same product, which has the second largest representation in Ugutskoye store and who have not been able to guess my subscribers on Twitter. Most of the buildings in these parts of the tree, so the nails - is the most important building material.
The boxes with seeds. Despite the difficult climate and the most fertile soil, the locals manage to grow the necessary vegetables on their plots
Ginger root, persimmons, raisins, dried apricots ... So much for the village. By the way, here saucer with pine nuts. ... Price is higher than the market of Sevastopol. Although this is only a local product
Such showcases I have not seen for a long time. Local people eat, what to choose to his desk.
At the end of the story - a few words about Ugut.
I must say that this is a very neat village, which is totally evokes feelings of misery and neglect the floor, as often happens in villages located far from the city.
This is the administration building.
By the way, it is located on the street of Lviv.
An amazing time - the electronic system of care entrepreneur. Honestly, I can hardly imagine such a device somewhere in the ordinary village in the province of the country.
All the streets are cleared of snow and walk on them - a real pleasure
And the last time that surprised me - it's garbage collection. Here, in the village 100 km away from civilization, you just will not find it. Garbage collection is not a tractor, which once a week bore down a myriad of waste until it slowly passing on the street, as in the Ukrainian villages. It regularly passes special purpose vehicle, which takes away the garbage at landfill far from here.
And by the way, pay attention to the garbage bags on urns (photo №3). It is also very revealing.
Correctly say - its environment, we define for ourselves ...