Pegrema – Medvezhyegorsky District, Russia - Atlas Obscura
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Medvezhyegorsky District, Russia


An abandoned town of skeletal wooden homes. 

Little is known about the picturesque abandoned village of Pegrema, where wooden buildings slowly decay on the banks of Lake Onega. 

Located in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, the buildings in the ghost town are beautiful examples of wooden architecture of the region, despite the state of dilapidation. One building, dating from the 18th century known as the the Varlaam Khutynsky chapel, remains empty but nearly intact despite the years of neglect.