Visiting German Sterligov
• The German Sterligov at a party
Many had heard about quitting live with the country one of the first Russian millionaires, the famous founder of the Commodity Exchange "Alice", German Sterligov, and always wanted to visit him. Yesterday, this trip took place.
Currently Sterligov's family lives in a more-furnished Istra district of Moscow region, where they are about four years ago moved from Mozhaisk district, where they lived in quite a remote location, with a rough road, no electricity.
Herman L. himself jokingly explains the need for such a move have a washing machine, because without it she can not live comfortably. In the family Sterligov five children, daughter Pelagia married and now live separately from her husband and sons Arseny, Sergius, Panteleimon and Micah live with their parents in the estate. Eldest son, Arseny, fourteen years. Sterligov children do not attend schools and study at home.
Sterligov, together with partners in the agricultural business, and living on the estate, engaged in 80 hectares of leased land, mainly cattle breeding, production of milk and its products. Today the farm about a hundred heads of different animals. When feeding animals used food grown without the use of fertilizers.
Children in early childhood are involved in the agricultural business. Sergius, for example, interests in production of milk processing. Arseny, except for agricultural production, busy making cups of birch bark. He's in the house the whole workshop is filled up with birch bark, which he prepares for this production. Drank tea from these glasses - very handy, holding, it does not feel that the glass is poured boiling water. Ehav to Sterligov, frankly, expect to see non-viable system, invented a retired former oligarch. Listening to the same arguments Herman L. seeing the works of his hands, and the hands of the people around him, all the more acute ask a question and what the true life - in crowded metropolitan areas to stupor or in a village, surrounded by forests, rivers, fields? What is right there - the poison in a colorful package, from the nearest supermarket, or a fragrant village food?
Understanding comes the idea of strange gentlemen, lovers of paving slabs, iPhone and photographed do not understand where the increase is 2.5 times the area of Moscow. Can properly establish mechanisms resettlement of people across the expanses of Russia? In general, it is difficult to understand who we we clean the country en masse in several cities run away? So:
Herman L. met us for the preparation of the young potatoes. Vksusnotischa, I tell you.
To potatoes was served homemade bread made from grain that is produced in Belgorod without the use of fertilizers, pomelennom on its own mill and ispechonnym in the Russian oven. Where else you can taste this bread?
Sergius, one of the four sons of Sterligov.
Alexander with his son - a neighbor Sterligov and his partner for rural businesses. The homestead all called Alexander Baron. When I asked why he was so called, I called it the full title - Baron von Ungern Sternberg.
The wife of Baron. Actually I first took their son for a girl.
On the estate their homes built two of his sons. Here is the home of 14-year-old Arseny.
Inside the house, Arseny.
A general view.
At present, part of the house is rented by Arseniy baking business. Head of the organization of this business - Alexander. In the picture Austrian mill.
Home 10-year old Sergei. I asked Herman L. looks like in real life the process of building itself houses Arseny Sergei? I - "the Finance Minister," approve or disapprove of estimates for a particular type of work, and create payment "- said Sterligov All issues related to the design of the house, a functional accessory facilities, negotiations with builders, the construction organization -. Engage children on their own.
Another house on the estate with earthen roof.
The construction of the future bakery, where the three "Russian furnace" will be installed where it will be baked bread. I liked the way the issue is solved with a waterproofing.
sufficiently diversified stocks. The casks of wine and vodka.
While we talked over tea house ohryanyal's such a charming fighter. Behind him, not a stick and a gun.
Farewell ... In fact, put guard of honor.
So ... goodbye, Herman L., God give you realization.
And this girl has got the lens in the same village, inhabited by Sterligov, in the well with different "labels" to obtain water ... cool :)