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Published on May 7, 2011
Synopsis It was rainy season as we made our way through the deep forest of Kamchatka. The traveling eye soon enough caught on to some place that looked like “Waiting for Godot“. The problem was not that Godot never showed up, the opposite had happened: officials from Kozeretsk had come to wipe Krapivnaya of the map, registered the four houses of old Krapivnaya with the 15 people as House Nr.1. But the Bureaucrats didn't leave at that. They also took Yuri's ID card, property papers and his permit as a forester away on the pretext that his garden was some feet to big. A sample of ingenuity and skill, 10'000km from Moscow in the deep forest of Kamchatka, at the other end of Russia. Nothing would make him swap his pleasures of planting vegetables and baking his own bread for something better in the City as Galina his second wife would have liked. He had found true happiness in the place of nettles. Did it come from his knowledge, in particular from the order and harmony he was able to create daily in his life? Yuri was mapping paradise in the “Village of Nettles“ on one of the many arms of the River Krapivnaya: unspectacular, not just accessible, but something inside this world of long and boring winters as well as during the rainy weeks and myriads of moskitos in summertime.