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Nov 10, 2016

Russia’s ancestral architecture

Russia’s ancestral architecture

Traditional wooden houses, many featuring exquisite carvings and craftsmanship, are falling into decay across Russia because of neglect, lack of funds and an exodus from the countryside to the cities.

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An interior view of an historic house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of a part of facade of a house moved from the village of Korostilevo, Syamzha District to Vologda Open Air Museum of Architecture and Ethnography in the village of Semenkovo outside Vologda, Russia, July 15, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of the facade of a house in the village of Krasava, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Dertniki, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in Rostov, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Dertniki, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of an abandoned house in the village of Osurovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house moved from the village of Bor, Nyuksenitsa District to Vologda Open Air Museum of Architecture and Ethnography in the village of Semenkovo outside Vologda, Russia, July 15, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a house in Borovsk, Kaluga region, Russia, July 21, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Kulakovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in Borovsk, Kaluga region, Russia, July 21, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of the facade of a house in the village of 1st Moiseevskaya in Arkhangelsk Region, Russia, July 8, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a house in Rostov, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A general view of the wooden house and the domes of Rostov Kremlin in Rostov in Yaroslavl region in Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house moved from the village of Korostilevo, Syamzha District to Vologda Open Air Museum of Architecture and Ethnography in the village of Semenkovo outside Vologda, Russia, July 15, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Gridinskaya, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of a house in the village of Gridinskaya, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a historic house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, July 12, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A view of part of a facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia, October 24, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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