You only have to drive away from Moscow for tens of kilometers deep into the Moscow region and turn away from the main roads, as you can completely unexpectedly stumble upon another abandoned cottage village.
Why those houses are abandoned and unfinished by construction companies? Maybe the construction company went bankrupt or even the construction permit was not obtained and the construction was carried out illegally.
Several villages near the Sorochany ski resort predicted the fate of a real Switzerland near Moscow. Picturesque winding river Yakhroma, near the slopes of ski lifts, hills, and forests, and not so far from Moscow.
Everything was going very well for the developer of this village and by 2008 the first stage of luxury two-story houses with personal garages was prepared for settlement. The houses were built of red brick, tiled roof, facing the river, courtyard with BBQ, and even between the houses, one could see the remnants of asphalt. Unfortunately, the construction company went bankrupt and the new authorities got almost two dozen half-completed cottages. So these abandoned and useless houses have been standing on the very bank of a picturesque river for more than a decade.