Photos of the stunning, dilapidated wooden architecture of Russia



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Russia's aging manors often have beautiful details, but there's no one around to take care of upkeep.


Russia's vast countryside is emptying out. People are increasingly moving to cities, and leaving big houses behind.

It's a shame, because some of these manors are architecturally fascinating. And with no people or money to take care of them, they're falling apart.

Now the manors are spooky, decaying reminders of Russia's past. Here's what they look like, courtesy of Reuters.