Russia’s Traditional Ancestral Architecture Is Pretty Amazing

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. Urbanisation and a low birth rate are emptying out the countryside, and residents and authorities are often largely indifferent towards the historical value of their properties.

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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An interior view of an historic house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Dertniki, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Debolovskoye, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Dertniki, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of an abandoned house in the village of Osurovo, Yaroslavl region. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of part of a facade of a house in Borovsk, Kaluga region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Kulakovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in Borovsk, Kaluga region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of part of a facade of a house in Rostov, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Gridinskaya, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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A view of a house in the village of Gridinskaya, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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Children play with a horse near a historic house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

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