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The remains of beautiful Sorokin’s dacha

On the bank of the Volga River near the town of Tutaev (Yaroslavl oblast) you can see the remains of a very beautiful building, known as Sorokin’s dacha.

It is believed that the house in the Moorish style was bought by Yaroslavl merchant Sergei Nikolayevich Sorokin at the fair in Nizhny Novgorod. The house was built in 1868. Also there was a park with a pond, fountains and pavilions around the dacha. Photos by vj_jjic

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 1

In Soviet times, the building housed a rest home, and after the Second World War – summer camp for the children. The building is still standing, but after the closure of the camp, it was abandoned, destroyed by looters, damaged during a hurricane. Probably in the near future this beautiful building will be completely destroyed.

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 2

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 3

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 4

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 5

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 6

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 7

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 8

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 9

Sorokin’s dacha in its best years

The remains of beautiful Sorokin's dacha, Yaroslavl oblast, Russia view 10

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6 comments

  • cheryl · June 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    It’s so beautiful! And it looks like the base for the building was built with logs? And then covered with siding? Interesting method of construction. Hopefully someone will save whatever is salvageable, before too much more of it disintegrates. So much of that intricately carved wood trim from 1868 could be reused on another home…

  • Brian · May 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Its a tragedy that this once resplendent dacha is not being preserved. Its history being ignored.

  • Salehi.Bahram · July 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    The Russia has very beauty Attractions I,ll try to have travel at.

  • Julie Brown · November 5, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Are there any photos of the inside? A childrens’ home?

    “Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions. It’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished, too.”

    —Aldous Huxley

  • Author comment by Sergei Rzhevsky · November 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    You can find more photos here: http://yarportal.ru/topic72057s15.html

  • Ryan Biddulph · September 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Loving those ruins! Great shots.

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