Urbanist Ilya Varlamov visited the village of Vyritsa in the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region and shared impressions. According to the blogger, “a very unusual place with its color” and “world capital of sobriety”.
“the thing is that on the territory of the village is the building of a Society of spiritual Christians-Abstainers Brother John Churikova. It is a religious movement that was founded Samara peasant Ivan Churikov, bought in 1905 a piece of land near Vyritsa to create a colony of drinkers,” explained Varlamov.
He shared photos of the picturesque buildings that says “Deny from drunkenness!”. Forgot to mention urbanist and a monument to Iosif Stalin established local resident Alexander by Swiatowym.
“Said that they dug up somewhere 8 years ago. Now people come here, bring flowers,” — said Varlamov.
at the end of the report he described the Village as a world capital of sobriety with a Communist flavor.
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near St. Petersburg there is a small urban settlement of Vyritsa with a population of about 12 thousand people, which can be reached in just over an hour by train. Initially it may seem that nothing interesting can not be here: the station, several train platforms, and a lot of one-story buildings. Basically the village consists of the conventional private sector, sometimes there are some small shops. ⠀ But Vyritsa — a very unusual place with its color, especially if you know exactly where to go. Moreover, it is also the world capital of sobriety! ⠀ Why? ⠀ Try to hammer into a search engine request “world capital of sobriety” — certainly among the first answers will Vyritsa. And it’s not just. On the Internet you can even find such names Vyritsa, as «Sober Athos” and “the promised land of drinkers.” ⠀ The fact that on the territory of the village is the building of a Society of spiritual Christians-Abstainers Brother John Churikova. It is a religious movement that was founded Samara peasant Ivan Churikov, bought in 1905 a piece of land near Vyritsa to create a colony of abstainers.
28 Jun 2020 9:02 PDT
we will Add that in the village there are almost 12 thousand people. The first mention of the village dates from the year 1676.
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