A small Russian village called Glazok (about 400 km south of Moscow) in the Tambov Region made the headlines recently after local children launched a website (link in Russian) in a bid to attract tourists.
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Glazok only has a population of 1,500. The website contains nice shots of the local landscapes, buildings, and people, and also has information about how to get there, the history of the settlement, and even a list of educational exchange programs.
The kids there say most people have their own smallholding with pigs, cows, and chickens. In their free
There’s only one school in Glazok and it doesn’t even have a sports hall. Among the
“A beautiful hospital building from the mid-20th century remains. Now there’s only a therapeutic department,” the website says.
You may think that there’s nothing special about the place but for
“Many children say they never want to leave Glazok because
The kids are not alone in their initiative. The project became possible thanks to a group of IT enthusiasts called Kruzhok (Circle). They arrange temporary schools for those who want to learn
During several workshops with Glazok's children, the teachers realized that all the thoughts and ideas of their students related to their village. “So it was a concise decision, that it was best to create a website about their village,” another co-founder, Alexander Bratchikov, said.
After a week of
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