Masterpieces of Russian wooden architecture


How do you build a home without using a single nail? What is a five-walled hut? Where did people put unwanted guests? Watch and find out the answers to these questions and more in RTG TV's new programme.

In olden times every detail of a peasant's house had some sort of symbolical meaning. Roofs, walls and doorways were all built in a specific way. Doors and windows were also painted with the same delicate attention and detail. The interiors of these homes were designed and furnished in strict accordance with the values and traditions of the time, following a firm set of rules. Peasants always had their homes blessed by priests in order to appease house spirits and other mystical satellite of human life. How do you build a home without using a single nail? What is a five-walled hut? Where did people put unwanted guests? What was put under the foundation of the house to ensure that a family always had money? Watch and find out the answers to these questions and more in RTG TV's new programme.