'Kolodozero is a small village in the south of Karelia, picturesquely situated on the banks of the lake. I fell in love with this place on first sight, and I want to show how people live there, far from the big cities. Many villages in Russia are disappearing, but there is hope that Kolodozero will survive. For me, as a photographer, it is important to capture the story, to understand not only what an ensemble Kolodozero is, but also that the revival of the village has been possible thanks to the temple.'
– Aleksey Myakishev
See the full series at: viewbookphotostory.com/2012/09/03/kolodozero