Uploaded on Nov 15, 2011
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For thousands of years people have been changing the world...
We know that the environment around us is becoming catastrophically worse, and there's nothing we can do about it...
The thing that stimulated these inspired people towards positive transformation was a book by a Russian writer Vladimir Megre. We understood that we could live differently. That we could choose a different destiny.
The idea of the Ancestral Home is resonating with more and more people each year. The book's readers have created more than two hundred settlements [2011 figures] from ancestral homes and their number continues to increase every year.
[There are currently 337 settlements in Russia, seen registered on www.anastasia.ru website.
There are more villages 'off the books' I heard, from somebody who lives in Russia.]
The settlers are from different social classes, have different religions, and are of different ages. They are analysts, scientists, and students. It is not that they are running from the cities, but having settled down in an Ancestral Home, they are making their contribution to the country's development.
We believe in a better future for our children, for our native land. Two key things connect us: our dream and our love. We have made our choice. We live in harmony with each other and with nature.
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This Anastasia-inspired eco-village is but one of 337 villages currently registered on www.anastasia.ru website. Most villages seem to have around 3-10 families permanently living on them currently. It's not uncommon for Russian "family estates" still in development to not be occupied all year 'round. I guess this is due to a harsh winter climate. There's a few villages that have hundreds of people living there permanently, such as at Mirodale.
I heard Anastasia.ru website received the most hits in all of Russia in around 2010 - see UANIC "Geography and traffic to site". It looks like there was consistently around 20,000 people visiting the site every day towards the end of 2010. Russia has a population of slightly under 144 million people. There are still 1500 Views a day on the website with around 5-10 websites (like this one) referring traffic consistently.
[Translated from the Russian by Google]: Settlement of patrimonial estates Mirodole located in Sergiev Posad district, Moscow region, two kilometers from the village Vaskovo.
We are 110 families, we develop 250 hectares of land, which registered a non-profit partnership "Little Homeland", dividing into three entities in the status of garden-profit associations in the land for agricultural purposes. Start creating settlements - 2002.
Create family estates in accordance with the ideas of the books "The Ringing Cedars of Russia" series B. N. Maigret : planting hedges, the garden and the garden bookmark, forest planting, construction of housing and the creation of hydraulic structures (ponds, wells, drains). We develop ecological land use on their own, as well as with domestic and foreign experts. Practice for ways autonomous of electricity, water and heat supply. We are planning to production, processing and sales of surplus agricultural products from the estates.
Spending holidays and seminars, reviving traditions. We realize the program of low-rise Russia in the form of accessible and useful for each particular family. There are individual projects both in development and in the application stage.