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"The Yakovlev farmhouse" Top 5 Page for this destination Kizhi Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia

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  detail of the Yakovlev farmhouse
by call_me_rhia

The Yakovlev farmhouse is a 1880 house from the village of Kleshcheila that belonged to a family called Yakovlev . It's a typical self-contained farmhouse of northern Carelia. Inside there's everything the family would need: the living room and bedroom, the cattle-shed, the hayloft and some store rooms. All thefamily lived together in one single large room, and in the cold winter days some of the naimals lived there, too. I guess it was for extra-warmth. The house is built in pine wood and decorated with pagan symbols aimed at protecting the home and the family.

Directions: Kizhi island

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  • Written Aug 27, 2005
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