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Traditional Rural Housing
All of the following pictures present
housing in rural areas of Russia. Pictures were taken
outside Moscow. The first two houses were recently
constructed but with traditional designs.
A note of caution: avoid making
judgments about rural Russia by looking at the houses
below. If a photographer went to rural America
he/she could easily find houses that are different from
what will be found in the city.
Several of the houses show the bright
colors that Russians might use to take some of the
drabness out of the long winter.
Photo three shows the "summer
houses" of many of the Russians. The "house" is
merely a shed or almost a play house. These are
located on the city limits of the Russian towns as well
as elsewhere in Europe. Many Europeans are
allocated a small piece of land to "farm." In the
past many of the vegetables were grown on these
semi-private garden plots.
Many of the people in our group have
an "urban" background and have only had milk that comes
from the store in a carton. Assuming that many or
most of the rural people have fresh but raw milk, a stop
was made to purchase a very fresh gallon of milk.
The last photo shows that this rural
house will burn wood for heat. Russia abounds with
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