The Ustyanskiy twang, legends and tales by Mariya Ivanovna Fyodorova-Shalaurova, old songs, hospitable housekeepers, rosy-cheeked children – that is what is waiting for the visitors to the izba. We guarantee that warm atmosphere of the country house and folk ustyanskiye traditions are going to charm you.
In old times they were saying: “If you were not in Bestuzhevo, you didn’t see the Ustyany!” The history of the Ustyany started from Bestuzhevo. That’s where, in the old house of the 19th century, the hospitable housekeepers will meet you. They will greet you, keep you warm, treat you with traditional cuisine and won’t let you feel bored.
The housekeepers will treat you with pies baked in the Russian stove. You will get to know what filling is the tastiest. While eating, you will listen to the stories and legenda about the Ustyany and about people living there. And if you are interested in making something with you hands, you will be taught how to spin, weave and make doll-charms.
The Izba of the Ustyanskiye legends will reward you with strength and knowledge for your patience and effort!
Besides, the youngest participant of the programme is only 10 years old, and the oldest one is 76!
By train along the Northern railway to the Kostylevo station. Bestuzhevo is 90 km away from Kostylevo.
Another way is to pick the automobile route M-8 from Velsk to the Oktyabrskiy settlement (it will take you 70 km of driving), and the Bestuzhevo village is 90 km away from the Oktyabrskiy settlement.