After the fall of the USSR a crowd of tourists consisting both of businessmen and those willing to sell old Japanese cars in Russia invaded Japan. The number of Russian citizens living next to eastern ports increased which lead to building an entertainment park next to Niigata city in 1993. It was called Niigata Russian Village and had a church, hotel, museums, restaurants, circus, etc... But after 10 years the village was abandoned following the collapse of the financing bank.
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Interesting place: I see they even imported mammoths :)ReplyDelete