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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:11 pm

Urgent action needed to save Russia’s wooden architecture

Grassroots activists are leading a campaign to preserve the country’s unique, but sadly neglected, built heritage

Photographs of flames consuming a village of abandoned wooden houses, staged by the contemporary artist Danila Tkachenko, touched off a scandal in late 2017 that has highlighted the precarious state of Russia’s rich wooden architectural heritage.

Some commentators welcomed Tkachenko’s project as a representation of the dire state of rapidly depopulating rural Russia, but it angered many others after the artist told the news website www.colta.ru that he had burned actual vacant houses. The admission led to calls for the artist to be prosecuted for arson.

Whether any structures actually went up in flames for the sake of Tkachenko’s art project has not been confirmed, but leading experts argue that if urgent measures are not taken, much of Russia’s unique wooden architectural heritage could be lost forever through neglect.

Although Russia has picture-perfect rural wooden architecture, as at the Unesco World Heritage site of Kizhi in the Republic of Karelia, most of these attractions are not regularly visited because they are nearly impossible to reach by ordinary forms of transport and consequently are falling into ruin.

“Today’s state of wooden architecture can be defined as an SOS,” says Igor Shurgin, an architect and restorer who runs the Foundation for Maintenance of Wooden Architecture Monuments. “If we do nothing to support it, then nothing will be left in 20 years.” A grant from the European Union enabled the organisation to stage a series of exhibitions in Russia and Europe between 2010 and 2012 that highlighted the problem.
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A private restorer saved the Lion House (around 1910) in Popovka. Today, it serves as a museum.

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:47 am

Army robot "Igorek" from the Kalashnikov Company ("Army 2018" expo):

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:06 am

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:49 am

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:30 pm

More BattleTech than Warhammer IMO

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Re: Russia

Post by Giz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:25 pm

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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:46 pm

That's correct, the one on the right.

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:23 am

Putin's Voice wrote:Russian cosmonauts use toothbrush & duct tape to patch oxygen leak at ISS
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Re: Russia

Post by sparks » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:49 am

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:49 pm

Damn I need cheering up now.

Where's that caviare pic?
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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:50 pm

There is it. 8)

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Damn I need cheering up now.
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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:20 pm

The caviare cheered me up already. :coolspecs:
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Re: Russia

Post by WildCat » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:15 pm

NSFW:
Do you have questions about God?

you sniveling little right-wing nutter - jj

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:00 am

WildCat wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:15 pm
NSFW:
Didn't know you were into scatological humor. :mrgreen:

Oh, and they don't speak Russian, but Dutch.