How a simple Russian village turned to the artists' commune

Few people engage in the arts in Chusovoe. They mainly come to recharge their creative batteries and gulp down a mouthful of fresh air before returning to life in the city, which is full of exhibitions and work. Not only that, but it's a good opportunity to catch up with fellow artists. Back in the city, they can go a year without seeing each other, but in the village they exchange flowers and drink tea together.

Few people engage in the arts in Chusovoe. They mainly come to recharge their creative batteries and gulp down a mouthful of fresh air before returning to life in the city, which is full of exhibitions and work. Not only that, but it's a good opportunity to catch up with fellow artists. Back in the city, they can go a year without seeing each other, but in the village they exchange flowers and drink tea together.

Sergey Poteryaev, Fedor Telkov
Chusovoe village in Sverdlovsk [Yekaterinburg] Oblast is a unique place. Not even because of the stunning nature, although it helps. No other settlement is home to such a large concentration of creative types in such a small area.

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