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International Nettle Festival
Every year in early summer the In-ternational Nettle Festival is held in the
village of Krapivna, branch of the museum-estate «Yasnaya Polyana». Nettle became
the official symbol of the festival, as it embodies love of life, fortitude,
strength and revival.
Festive events take place simulta-neously at several out-of-door venues. Every
year the main concert venue becomes a place for music experiments. It can be
now safely said that the In-ternational Nettle Festival has developed its own
unique style, which can be defined as ethno-folk-jazz.
During the festival the main square of the village turns into fairground. Guests
are invited to go through so called «nettle baptism», taste various netde treats,
take part in «nettle battles» and much more.
Family rest, Romantic atmosphere Meetings with friends
Our guests can make romantic or family one-day river walk by the boat across
Don to located in 10 km downstream the estate in the village Skornyakovo-Arkhangelsk.
We also will organize fascinating trips on ATVs or bicycles, excursions on the
reserve «Galichya Mountain» and the next noble estates.
In serene day it is pleasant to spend time with a family or friends in the
open air. At your service beach volleyball and soccer, cricket, small towns
and French petanque soup from the Don unsociable person as it surpasses a ruff
in taste of meat, and fish soup from it is considered better than the sterlet.
And the Russian tsar treated all the overseas guests to this marvelous fish,
and especially esteemed as a gift allocated on a cart of the unsociable person
of ice cream. Fishing on a chub, especially on a float rod, after all this fish
- the excellent fighter and the worthy opponent is very interesting to the hazardous
fisherman. In the most large-scale hunting enterprises of the Lipetsk region
located nearby it is possible to hunt on a boar and the roe, in the spring fans
of hunting for a goose here gather, and the abundance of reservoirs attracts
admirers of duck hunting.
Each of guest houses is equipped with modern kitchen that our guests at will
could prepare for themselves independently. Fresh vegetables and fruit can be
gathered here, directly from a bed, or they can be delivered by your order.
But if such desire doesn't arise, at your service a full board: breakfast, dinner
and dinner will make according to in advance discussed menu. In a food we adhere
to traditions of simple and tasty Russian and Ukrainian cuisine. We try to manage
only local rural products, thanks to that the warm climate and the rich earth
allow us to grow up in an open ground and without application of fertilizers
almost all vegetables traditional for this strip and fruit, and local farmers
deliver us eggs, meat and dairy products. Many dishes prepare in the Russian
Adjoining to us the reserve «Galichya Mountain» - a unique
place which wasn't mentioned by the Glacier. In it the exotic plants included
in the Red List remained. Here grow, including, a thyme, a St. John's Wort,
an euonymus, a primrose. From local growing curative herbs we prepare herbal
teas, broths and tinctures for guests.