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Lost corner, or In search of inspiration

Hector: how to revive the abandoned village of the Old Believers

Lost corner, or In search of inspiration
Special project Far East hectare: history
A farmer from the Amur Region, Vadim Ostroverkh, designed a plot of land for himself where there are no people, communications and electricity. However, rather quickly, an attempt to distract from worries and bustle grew into a high goal: Vadim Ostroverkh, together with like-minded people, revives an abandoned village of Old Believers. 

Vadim Ostroverkh lives in the village of Arkhara. He has been working as a farmer since 2007, growing soybeans and buckwheat. Vadim and his friends love active rest, and during their trips they often passed through Tatakan. This village was founded by Old Believer settlers, and in the 1970s it was abandoned and disappeared from the map. The place is surrounded by greenery, and Vadim has thought more than once about how nice it would be to have a small house there. And so it happened: the farmer became one of the first owners of the "Far Eastern hectare" and built housing on it last year. There is also a bathhouse on the site, and next year a garage and sheds will appear, Vadim expects. In addition to him, another 12 people took plots in the old village. They all live in the same area and are familiar to the farmer. Many owners of hectares are already importing materials and building. In addition, there are new applications for land plots, so the Tatakan will soon be revived. The settlement is located 50 kilometers from Arkhara, and Vadim and his future neighbors regularly "run away" there for a few days from worries and fuss.

“There is nature, taiga, a river nearby. The air is clean and you can eat snow. There is no connection, otherwise the phone rings and rings every day! We come for a day, for two, sometimes for a week, we rest, we catch fish, ”Vadim says with delight.

In summer, Tatakan can be reached by motorboat, in winter - on the ice on the river or through the hills on motorcycles and ATVs. Vadim Ostroverkh says that they travel to their hectares constantly, at any time of the year.

The farmer admits that in a few years he will use the site not only for recreation. "Maybe I'll put an apiary or a goat, I'll milk it and make mozzarella cheese. Import substitution! In addition, China is near, "thinks Ostroverch.

True, there is no electricity in Tatakan now. Land owners bring generators here. According to Vadim, he has a TV and a satellite dish in his house. According to the law, the authorities will have to provide the village with electricity when at least 20 hectares are registered in it. The new owners are sure that there is very little time left to wait.

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