Dying settlement

• Dying settlement

Basov Farm - one of the dying. It has an elongated shape, and the distance between the apartment buildings on average kilometer, filled with abandoned and decaying huts, so the neighbors for months with each other are not seen. We were able to meet and talk with two residents Basov. As in the rest of dying farms, these people were elderly and anywhere from here is not going to leave ...

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on the bass have "cleaned up", so to speak, that it is very friendly, nice woman. Her name is Luda, it is - the director of culture Chulanova village house.

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In Chulanova Luda was born and raised, but most of his life lived in Kharkov and only recently returned back to his native village, for some personal reasons.

Immediately after his return, she got into power company, and she had to travel a lot to different, including abandoned, hamlets and villages.

Knowing that we are just looking and she gladly shared with us information where to find these places, and farm Basov was one of them ...

Luda has a lot of interesting things to tell us and invited to the festival "Curved seashore", which is a week later had to take place in the snow crab.

And this is - Chulanovskii House of Culture, which is in charge of ...

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In the past year there have made repairs and bought a musical instrument. But the water has not held ... the entire building is about 100 square meters. m. According to Luda, repair have been allocated already 3 mln. rub.

In the photo №1 shows that the staircase in a completely indecent kind and currently needs a new maintenance building just outside plastered, the roof had inexpensive, slate, and in the repair looks like this

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In this house of culture is also no amenities! Do you believe that it's worth 3 million. Rubles? I was, to put it mildly, somewhat surprised by this figure, given the fact that my friends added two 90 square meters near the district center. m. home, held to all the amenities, done in the unfinished part of this renovation and completely blocked the 200 sq. m. with metal roof home, and outside all plastered stucco expensive, and it cost them a little more than the sum of one million (taking into account the materials and builders work pay). The price of repair Chulanovskri culture house too high, at least once in 5, in my opinion ... I wonder whose house was renovated in the "small" the remaining amount?

Well, okay, it was not a lyrical (but very sad) digression about how officials spend taxpayers' money on the beautification of our villages (that no one will go to check for compliance with the budget and actual costs).

We go to Basov, where for a long time no one repaired anything ...

The road there goes through endless, literally, open spaces ...

Fields of sunflowers, diluted with lush greenery, spread so far that it can not see the end ...

The sun, peeking from behind the clouds of rare plays them bright spots, and the wind, in tandem with flowers, creating a living carpet that is constantly in motion ...

All of this insanely beautiful!

The road is everywhere (even in the "dying" bass) very good quality and regularly put in order. In my opinion, it is - a business card of the Belgorod region, which is usually noted and admired than many drivers who are here in transit.

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Well, that's got ...

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Immediately, at the entrance to Basov, we met a woman Alex, who was sitting on the bench, next to his, battered, home. Beside her walked shaggy goat, hung with brambles ...

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Grandmother home is now one, her grandfather, the children were taken to Kharkov treated. The old man was a long time lung inflammation, but in the district hospital, as usual, did not find anything, prescribed conventional tablets cough and sent him home. When my grandfather very zaplohelo children took him to the Kharkiv hospital where he was immediately taken to hospital and treated so far ...

- How do you live here, Baba Shura? - I asked

- Poor live, my child! Oh, how badly ... - Baba Shura zashmygala nose and began to wipe tears ...

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- My neighbor beats me, when no one sees, and our livestock stealing, even if for a moment unattended to leave her ...

- How is beating ?! - is not a joke, we were surprised. - For what???

- Who knows, for what? - grandmother sobbed. - Just beat it ...

- Yes, how can it be ?! - we have rebelled - the council that if there is no on your neighbor?

- Nope, little children ... And the police I addressed, the statement wrote, but to no avail ... We have a policeman, asked around, wrote papers, but that's all over ...

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- Health and now I have not at all, the last time the neighbor on the head with a stick beating, since the head always hurts, and hurts ... - continued to sob Baba Shura.

- And in the leg, probably also fell, because the foot does not go ...

- Actually, - she continued - is terrible people - and my neighbor - bull, and his wife, and son. All the time I am afraid that they are with me to do something ...

And constantly steal ... The last time my grandfather accompanied station, our rooster stole. My grandfather came home, and there is a rooster ... And before that, more than once, and picked up our tools and livestock ... - Baba Shura outrage gripped so that she even stopped crying ... - And do we not go from here, away from these bastards! - summed up the grandmother and sighed heavily.

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It is difficult to convey the feelings that we experienced Dimych listening to her story ... our indignation knew no bounds! What it's done! Poor old woman regularly beating some, dare I say it, a bastard, and the police no attention to it does not pay!

We decided to return home, seriously consider what we can do in this situation, how to help and where to go! One thing was clear, that is to leave to chance can not be ... an old man, of course, need to stand up required!

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Saying goodbye to Baba Shura, we went to explore the farm on, and after driving past a few derelict huts, stumbled upon a nice Granddaddy, who was resting on a bench ... Meet! This - my grandfather, Ivan!

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He lives on a farm from birth, to leave here for no reason does not want to ... His wife died six years ago from a stroke. She was paralyzed for a long time, and grandfather Ivan courted her ... And now stayed here all alone, in a small house. Son and daughter often visited him and called to live with, but the old man decided not to leave the farm until his death ...

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- How old are you, grandfather, Ivan? - I asked him.

- And how much would you give? - he smiled his toothless mouth.

- Well, I think, 75 ... - I suggested hesitantly ...

The old man was delighted as a child, and his eyes danced merry twinkle ...

- Add another 9 itself and it will be! - he proudly stated.

It is not the first time I've noticed that the grandparents who live on farms, look much younger than their urban counterparts. While health problems have also missing.

Hears his grandfather Ivan badly ... 40 years working on the tractor and because of the constant noise almost completely lost his hearing. Moreover, the coughing often ... - Sometimes in the summer you get out of the cab, and dust pillar stands. Breathe this dust constantly, all of it is deposited in the lungs, - he complained.

- So now I cough all the time ... And what has been done? Old age, it is old age ... Yes, and feet hurt, then with chopsticks and go, - said dedulki, catching my questioning look on his makeshift cane.

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- A life is like something you here alone? Not hard? - I asked.

- Yes, nothing live ... Now all was well, several times a week from the social services come to help the old man.

- How to help? What is it doing?

- What to say, then do - smiled grandfather.

- I'll tell you to wash the floors - pomoyut. I will say go to the store, buy products - Congresses. And even the soup is cooked, if you ask.

We Dimych already looked at each other in surprise. That's really never would have thought that at some abandoned farmhouse social services will regularly go and see. I know that in cities it works, but that in this wilderness ... Interestingly, it is only in our area so or the whole of Russia is now helping the elderly, regardless of where they live.

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Looking back on his life on the farm, Ivan's grandfather turned his attention to the Great Patriotic War ...

- Evacuated we are not very far away - he says - about 70 kilometers from here, on another farm, because the front line here was too close ...

- The hosts, who have in the evacuation shelters themselves are gone to live in the closet, we gave half of the house, and the other half took a German officer with his adjutant.

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- Father Ivan, and the Nazis really were all so cruel as they are described, but in the movies show? - I asked.

- That's what I'll tell you ... - I looked at my grandfather serious look. - People are people everywhere! And among the Russian cattle met, and were normal among Germans. And here's an example ...

When we were in the evacuation, my mother my foot turned blue and very swollen. She went to a Russian doctor in the clinic, and he took it, and kicked: "Go away, it says here you're contagious!" Well, where my mother something to go ?! I came home, suffering, dying ... And then gathered adjutant German called her. Took out some ointment and gives her a leg anoint ... Here it is three days this ointment smeared and everything went ... How then to say that all Germans were cruel ?! And if truth be told, they are then treated with a number of local and products, used to share with us ...

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- Father Ivan, and you're talking about my neighbor, a woman Shura heard what they had with its neighbor tensions? - I asked.

- And how the same - dedulki nodded. - And it is not only heard, but also seen with their own eyes all this carnage! And then the police to give evidence, all told him how it was!

- So what do they have there really happened? Which is why they have such a war - I was not appeased.

- Well, as a beginner, I will not say because I have not seen the beginning. But when it is this poor guy stick clobber, I have already seen. He just turned away, then it is his head and whacked, so much so ... Well, he told her in response Knock, and that it did not have to stop ...

What a story! We chat with Dimych Jaws of such an extension with a woman detective Shura. And grandfather Ivan, meanwhile, continued ...

- A neighbor of her, the poor, does not know what to do ... She will release her chickens for a walk, and around the forest, the beasts of all a lot of chickens it ... Fox dragged off, and it immediately to the neighbor's sins and accuses him that it was he, allegedly and its living creatures stole ... Who is like ?!

- And you, grandfather, Ivan, some animals keep?

- All my animals - a dog, but a cat - the old man smiled. - And here, by the way, and it is!

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We asked dedulki far it was the next house ...

- Oh, far away! And here, near all the houses abandoned, no one does not live there ... Well, if you want to go and look. Apple's just treat yourself with that tree, there they are delicious and sweet ...

And Dimych went to feast ...

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Even when we got into the car, his grandfather Ivan called us ...

- Guys!

- What, Grandpa?

- A Shura is not offended at me, I told the police the truth? - he asked with hope.

- Yes like not offended - we calmed the old man. - Yes, and that she be offended, you do nothing about it does not come up with ...

- And it's true! - sighed grandfather - not think of anything ...

- Ride Well, with God!

And we went to explore the farm on ...

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impassable windbreak neatly skirted not in a rural well-asphalted road, and they crushed the house only occasionally peeked out pieces of old roofs and pipes, as if trying to tell us, "Hey, you there We're still here and still alive! "

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Gate is closed, and the wand crucified between the posts, clearly informs that the owners of the house there is ...

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house itself is quite in good condition and could be more than one year to serve faithfully to their owners ...

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In the courtyard there are different artifacts ... To buy a crystal vase in the Soviet time, probably had to endure not a little place ... And imagine what a welcome event for the whole family was the player acquisition "Vega-300", which is now proudly crowned with a bunch of garbage.

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No one is all now do not need ... any thing ... no home ... no memories ... I barely climbed into the house ... Dimych even with me not to go. See how impassable windbreak ...

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It looks obviously not as good as the previous one. Apparently, the owners do not have a long time ... In the yard everything is destroyed and abundantly overgrown with weeds and grass ...

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We visited a few houses and they are all in a similar condition.

But it should be maintained like a good idea ... But the fence looked thoroughly ... Electricity is still let down to the house ...

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On the windows the curtains and locked the front door of the castle ...

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In the old, completely killed the shed, equipped with outdoor shower ...

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Yes, and households. buildings do not look abandoned ...

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According to all indications, the owners have not completely left the house and probably used it as a summer residence.

But basically nobody and nowhere to be found ... Only the greens trying to create improvised hedges, wrapping around mesh fencing ...

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Here's a he, Basov farm. Almost already dead, but still alive ... Will there be something here when my grandfather Ivan Baba Shura otzhivut his life? I doubt very much ... A pity!

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