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Russian spirit of Kudykina Mountain

Perhaps some readers, more precisely, watching this reportage, will be somewhat surprised. Say, and here it all, here on the "Military Review"? With that We are here in common from time to time to the address of our younger generations, on the subject of the fact that patriotism is zero, there is no way to take it, and stuff like that.

Indeed, the celebration of 9 in May once a year "will not be enough," as one film character said. So what is next? Museums in any city except, perhaps, Moscow and St. Petersburg, you can visit everything in a year. So where, I'm sorry, instill this love for everything Russian, stories and other subtle things?

That's why I decided to share a little information about the place that I visited. For there, this very Russian spirit does not just smell.

In short, on the May holidays, we organized a trip to Kudykina Mountain. Strange as it may seem, such a relief formation takes place, and, moreover, not far from me. True, tomatoes did not grow there, it was invented in the saying.

Today, the area around this very Kudykina Mountain is an ethnographic reserve and a center for cultural recreation. It is cultural, because smoking and drinking on the territory is strictly prohibited. And the territory is huge, I will note. But - without a trace of smoking and use. In general, there is something to do without it.

The theater begins with a hanger, and a similar place with parking. Parking is available, small, but sane. Next to the forest is a mangal area with gazebos where you can do the cooking yourself. In general, I recommend, because the prices in the local cafes, for Moscow, may be nothing, but the residents of the Black Earth region are plunged into a stupor. It seems that in the "Black Pearl" it was Johnny Depp himself for the chef. But - delicious, true.

So, go ahead, in ancient times.

It looks like the City Masters from parking.

Left artificial reservoir.

Near the city is sculpted a huge statue of the Serpent Gorynych. Dimensions are amazing. Good snake.

The city from the inside is consistent with ancient times. By the way, the entrance to it is very originally conceived. But - will not reveal secrets.

Inside there are representatives of many professions. Potters, blacksmiths, saddlers, carvers, soap makers. All that is sold is done by hand. Often - with the buyer.

Those interested can take a master class at the blacksmith and forge, for example, a horseshoe for good luck.

Baba Yaga also fit in, like a character for a photo.

In one of the towers is a museum of historical reconstruction. Everything that is in this chamber can be touched, put on yourself, in general, anything that pleases. Things are not original (except for the museum keeper), but made by the hands of enthusiasts. That is why you can use everything for photo shoots.

These are the views directly from the top of the Kudykina Mountain.


City of masters.

The panorama overlooking the Don can see the Source of Wisdom. In general, this is a natural source, the water from which flows into the Don. A small complex is built around the source ... quite suitable for meditation.

Those interested can plunge into the font. Not holy, but pure and cold.

Farm. Here all the workers of the safari park live, from among not people.

[center] And they work here. Ostriches.


This I do not know who exactly, but people with cameras do not really like it.

This is a taxi for trips to the safari park. On horses, these healthy men do not react at all.

Next to the farm (next is half a kilometer) the church of St. Nicholas.

And not far from the church is a monument of a different historical epoch.

Next are the Stone Bridge and the Duck Creek.

The bridge is very pretty. Those interested can climb inside. Ducks pose more willingly than these ungulates ...

Further, through another bridge you find yourself in a zone where everything revolves around animals.

Goats are simply tied in the meadow, someone collects dandelions that goats love, someone chases girls from the attendants who can get carrots.

Good bird, but very bitchy.

This comrade looks funny on the background of Russian greenery. Sheds, however, and therefore very annoyed.

You can ride at all. Ponies, donkeys, horses, camels. The camel, however, from time to time emitted a heart-rending cry and trampled on his limbs, so that there was no one to whom he wanted.

Just look at the burning eyes of children who crowd around animals to think already.

Taxi for the little ones at the gas station.

Animals do not feed. And iron and everything else - please.

Children's area. Platform can not be called. Square. Which continues to increase.

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In general, the day of the visit brought a fair amount of emotion. Hitting the atmosphere that the city masters, that the farm, that the safari park is very, very positive.

I can only refer to negative prices as quite weak for everything that is sold, a small number of toilets (and their quality), and huge distances between objects. The latter, however, is negative only for children.

From the positive - a warm tube atmosphere, a large number of exhibits, which you can climb, jump from them, grab and so on. And just amazing cleanliness throughout the kilometers we traveled. In principle, in one bottle outing on nature, visiting the museum and the zoo.

Of course, they say that Disneyland is steeper a thousand times. But we must begin with something where you can show what we have, unlike Disney. And we have that. For a thousand-year history.

Our story yesterday helps to create a normal tomorrow.
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  1. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 5 May 2016 06: 08
    Thank you, Roman, for an informative photo tour.
    1. Akhtuba73
      Akhtuba73 5 May 2016 06: 58
      Thank you very much ... interesting and beautiful ...
      Only here is not a single address landmark, except "not far from me ..." and the views of the Don. I understand, of course, the Internet and all that will help us, but ... probably no one would consider it advertising.
      1. Prophetic Oleg
        Prophetic Oleg 5 May 2016 15: 17
        Zadonsk. Lipetsk region
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    3. RUSS
      RUSS 6 May 2016 16: 06
      Quote: B.T.W.
      Thank you, Roman, for an informative photo tour.

      Thank you Roman for unobtrusive advertising ethno-park laughing
  2. PKK
    PKK 5 May 2016 06: 23
    For children, this is a fantastic park, memories for a lifetime. And for teenagers you need a shooting gallery, emasculated by AK for single and patriotic education. The article is very good, a positive person is provided for a day.
    1. sherp2015
      sherp2015 5 May 2016 10: 05
      Quote: PKK
      For children, this is a fantastic park, memories for a lifetime. And for teenagers you need a shooting gallery, emasculated by AK for single and patriotic education. The article is very good, a positive person is provided for a day.

      And it is so beautiful of course ... What a lot of money is it probably worth building such a "City of Masters"
      I'll joke, of course, without any pretensions: is this not the case in the "Migalkov estate"?
      Huge money is needed for construction - not everyone has it. but income from tourists will be. Migalkin would find how to advertise and promote his "Hollywood fiefdoms"
  3. mervino2007
    mervino2007 5 May 2016 06: 30
    The fortress looks good. This is how we can revive our story. Thanks to the authors and implementers. And Roman.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 5 May 2016 06: 46
    Something similar exists with us .. in the village of Taman .. It’s called Ataman… You’ll go to the Crimea, stop by, look .. And there are more places like this .. Thanks, Roman ..
  5. EvgNik
    EvgNik 5 May 2016 06: 58
    Thank you Roman. I didn’t even know that there was such a wonderful park. I did not see any advertising about him. Found on the Internet - bookmarked, then carefully look.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 5 May 2016 07: 26
      Quote: EvgNik
      Thank you Roman. I didn’t even know that there was such a wonderful park. I did not see any advertising about him. Found on the Internet - bookmarked, then carefully look.

      join in
  6. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 5 May 2016 07: 29
    thank!!!! Wonderful reporting! I want to bring the children there .......... oh impressions will be))))))
  7. inkass_98
    inkass_98 5 May 2016 07: 34
    Thanks for the report.
    A bad hoofed animal that does not favor cameras is very similar to a yak, although I am not an expert, I could be wrong.
  8. thinker
    thinker 5 May 2016 07: 50
    Yes, rest is a serious matter yes
    According to a survey of the Russian tourist company Rosstur, the Kudykina Gora family park took second place in popularity after the Sochi Riviera.
  9. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 5 May 2016 08: 05
    Wow! Still about the creators would be. How much labor, fiction and, alas, corny money has been invested.
  10. Amurets
    Amurets 5 May 2016 08: 33
    Thank! Very interesting! It seems to me that this fits the line.
    Here is the Russian spirit, it smells of Rus here
    Victoria Tishchenko
    The first line is Pushkin


    “Here the Russian spirit, here it smells of Rus ...”
    Here every stone is the edge of feelings
    stores a radiant print
    your steps, dear Russia!

    Here next to every bench
    your maple and poplar hero.
    And there’s a careless family
    frolics - isn't that you ?!

    Wherever you look, your cathedrals
    in the crosses the heavenly hand.
    Your world is wide and your path is long
    Yes, our memory is short.

    And in Kiev - your capital,
    without smelling new terrible bonds
    we began to shun you
    now we are ashamed of you, Russia.

    Fighting with my native Motherland,
    we will laugh our enemies seriously.
    ... So the car, leaving the train,
    rides freely - downhill.

    © Copyright: Victoria Tischenko, 2011
  11. shcishcok
    shcishcok 5 May 2016 09: 12
    Thank you Roman for an interesting tour. Only you did not write - where is it all located. It may be familiar to you as a metropolitan, but a resident from the hinterland should at least give an approximate guideline, such as near the town of N-ska. To know where to go, if that ...
  12. uskrabut
    uskrabut 5 May 2016 10: 17
    Lipetsk region, Zadonsky district. Drive along the M-4 highway; in Zadonsk, the sign must be on the highway
  13. vowa48
    vowa48 5 May 2016 11: 13
    Family Park "Kudykina Gora"
    “Kudykina Gora” appeared in 2007 as a social project of Aurora Public Joint-Stock Company (a large agricultural enterprise a private initiative of the general director S. Uvarkin is now continued by the son), for children and adults who love them. Until now, the entrance to the park and a number of entertainments remain free.
    Lipetsk region is located in 400 kilometers from the capital. The location of the park on the coordinates of "Google-Earth" - 52.367494,38.766142. You can get here from Moscow on the highway M4, passing the village of Voronovo, but not reaching Zadonsk. There will be a turn to the right in the direction of Kamenka and Alekseyevka. Then we go until we see the sign “Kudykina Gora”. The Lipetsk region meets us with a lot of pointers to the path to this cultural object, so you will not be able to get lost. There is a parking near the park, the entrance to it is also marked. There are a lot of places on the site - enough for everyone.
    The Kudykina Gora Children's Park (Lipetsk Region) is open on all weekdays and public holidays, except Monday. It opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 8 in the evening. Entrance to the site is free. During rains, the park is closed, so before you leave, it is better to check the weather by phone - the park administrator will answer all your questions (8-960-140-50-00). Calls are accepted on business days strictly from 10.00 to 17.00.
  14. Pomeranian
    Pomeranian 5 May 2016 15: 08
    Very useful, informative material. And minus the article put the secret agent of Disneyland?
  15. yurchen
    yurchen 5 May 2016 20: 25
    There were several times (I live nearby) and each time something new. I highly recommend it with children, and it’s so interesting
  16. I am Russian
    I am Russian 6 May 2016 11: 16
    and where is the photo of the Trojan horse? Great place - often go there
  17. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 11 May 2016 05: 29
    Cool photos! Everything is wonderful invented!