Of course you know what is "the place of power". Russia is full of them. But the most mystical of them are the mountains of Altai.
Pagan legends, ancient religions and incredibly beautiful nature live together with poverty, giant tariffs for the utulities and the hotels which cost nearly 20 thousand rouble per day.
Altay is usually called "the Russian Iceland" or "the Russian Tibet". People seek for the entrance to the legendary schismatic Belovodye there.
And this is an ideal place to talk about tje source of our strength, the cause of our weaknesses and about where to look for happiness.
0:00 A teaser
01:09 Altay is a mystical and powerful place
07:33 How does a local deputy sell Altai air?
09:22 Altai roads
11:48 What should tourists expect when visiting a resort in Altay?
14:31 Pivovarov and his cameramen drink fresh milk
15:48 How do locals live?
17:15 How are pine cones collected?
19:22 How to get past a bear and not to get killed?
22:18 The story of Anatoliy Bannykh - how did Altai punish a millionaire and an official?
26:55 Why is everyone in Altai afraid of the wrath of the ancient mummy?
33:00 Why did a French move to an Altai village?
37:20 How do science and mysticism live together in Altai?
40:49 How is gold dug in Altai?
45:40 Altai is one of the poorest regions of Russia
46:05 Why is electricity so expensive in Altai?
48:43 How did water power plant become a tourist attraction?
50:47 Why locals don't like tourists?
53:23 The waste in Altai
55:45 The ex-mayor of Gorno-Altaysk is a national hero
58:47 The locals take credits to gasify their houses
1:00:50 How did honey become a luxurious brand?
1:05:52 Why did the government invest several millions in Hell?
1:08:30 The Altai ski resort which became an ecological catastrophe
1:11:55 Altai from the helicopter
1:14:47 How were the schismatics and Rerich looking for the legendary land in Altai?
1:23:23 How much do the locals earn?
1:25:05 The Chuiskiy tract - the most beautiful road of the world which was built by the prisoners
1:30:11 How does the village which is closer to Mongolia than to a big Russian city live?
1:35:33 Why does a little village need a solar power plant?
1:39:50 The real shaman
1:43:19 Why is Altay a place of power?
1:45:08 What is happiness?