Abandoned Russian village in Japan
After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of borders, flooded Russian flow to Japan - both tourists and businessmen to cross the old cars. Total number of Russians living near the port cities of the east coast has increased hundreds of times a couple of years.
In this regard, and for the promotion of Russian life in 1993 near the city of Niigata themed amusement park was opened under the name of Russian village, which were built by the church, hotel, museum, restaurants, circus and more. The village existed for 10 years, after which the bank is financing the project went bankrupt, and with it the village.
Currently available on site to inspect what remained, notably Suzdal Cathedral, the Trans-Siberian Railway Museum, stuffed mammoths, books, costumes, cards, photos ... In office buildings are many different techniques - from old computers and color copiers, to the studio audio equipment ...
The village is situated a few kilometers from the railway, so that sooner got there by car. Immediately after the car park, eyes the building, a copy of the Suzdal Cathedral, ticket offices and an attached building of the hotel, designed in a classic architectural style.
The hotel is said to be small, and three years ago, a little burned, set on fire by some hooligans. As a result, the main tower burned and most of the rooms of the right wing, which is very colorful look melted televisions.
The ground floor housed the administrative offices with "potokshimi" now stands audio broadcasts, computer servers and a variety of boxes of papers, in particular, the licensing software company Microsoft. Disks and serial a certificate is - everything is in place.
Peter, along with his horse silently looks at what is happening, and we climbed the stairs to the surviving numbers - like normal luxury and luxury wedding. In a typical suite I had the honor to spend the night before the inspection of the village, and I can say with full confidence that the room was more than adequate!
Somewhere nearby there is a restaurant and the kitchen, but it's not as interesting as the Suzdal Cathedral. Built and painted in 1993, even about after almost 20 years, he has not lost the brightness of their colors. Even skiing Taiga, not much how he got there, do not spoil the impression.
Outside the cathedral is not less beautiful, especially on a nice sunny weather.
from the Cathedral and the hotel is a covered gallery in the entertainment section of the park. Inside the gallery hung with photos of the Russian Chaliapin from the house and to Lake Baikal.
Gallery overlooks the first floor of the museum, in which visitors are invited to get acquainted with the geography of Russia, its nature and climate. Maps on the walls, models on the tables - they were not spared by time and vandals, but still have a lot to see.
Leaving the museum, we reach a large area on which the circle are the different buildings - a restaurant, forest workshop, theater Afanasyev and others ...
The restaurant has the desolation, menu, gathering dust on the floor, in the corner as it was already fifteen years delicious smoked sausage. Judging by the menu text, fed well - dumplings, soup, pies, but the meals very strange image.
In the theater, there is no audience, they are replaced by the mountain of chairs in front of the stage, so lonely eye of the beholder speakers sound equipment.
And on the second floor there is an office that looks as if after a sudden raid. Books, diskettes, photographs scattered interspersed with color copiers, laser printers and monitors.
In the next room - posters and costumes of questionable ethnicity. Apparently, the same Russian.
A little to the side, behind the bushes you can see the amazing mixture of Orthodox Easter egg and Disneyland, but in fact it is the Trans-Siberian Museum - the longest railway in the world. The Japanese, despite their love of trains is still hard to imagine what it means to go on a train a week. However, it is not surprising, because their Sinskansen be passed from Moscow to Vladivostok in just a day and a half, not counting stops time.
At the museum walls hang posters describing the seven days' journey and found cities, stands at the center of the layout of the train. Locomotive is long gone, but remained three cars, which is called "cross-sectional" where you can see the internal structure.
And finally to destroy the confidence of the Japanese in the impossibility of living a week in the car, in the neighboring areas are very real compartment, water boiler, and other elements of the interior of the car, and not a copy, but very real.
the side of the Trans-Siberian Railroad Museum is a small, empty inside, a circus and another building that much more interesting. Going into it, we immediately encounter the skeleton of a mammoth - the edges of the ceiling, in a corner of the skull.
A wall for hiding present adult stuffed mammoth at 100 percent of the original, and a small (about two meters at the shoulder) mamontonok, which can climb and roll.
The last building in the village is a replica - there are devices for throwing balls, as it is written for courses, but too large for them.
He flew a hundred lands.
Flew, crawling, wings, legs tire out.
We asked Crane:
Where is the best land?
He answered by flying:
Better no native land!