24 different buildings in the village of Ovsyanka, including garages, heating trucks and other makeshift structures, have been standing on the banks of the Yenisei for a long time. One of the buildings – a wooden hut – does located there since 1975. Why did they decide to demolish them now?
Almost all owners of buildings are pensioners and fishermen. Two years ago, one of the local residents complained about illegal constructions to the prosecutor’s office. This case immediately interested the authorities in whose control the village is located.
They began to explain to pensioners that their buildings are located in the water protection zone and violate the boundaries of the coastal strip of general use of 20 meters.
People admitted their guilt and even went to meet the investigation, because they have no rights to the land. The fishermen found a compromise and asked the authorities to lease part of the shore to them. They were even ready to move their buildings away from the water, following the rules but received a categorical refusal.
The municipality referred to the article Land of the Code, which regulates the rules for placing non-stationary objects on state land, and also to the decree of the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, which states that urban districts independently establish garage layout schemes.
We live here, right across the street. All life. We are old-timers, – says pensioner Alexandra Stepanovna. – There is our garden and there is a boat inside. We have rights, documents for the boat. And the opportunity to go to the Yenisei is being taken away. It’s unbearable to live like this! We try to follow all the rules and do everything right.
The story doesn’t end there. People were outraged by the prejudiced attitude with which this case is being considered. A huge injustice lies in the fact that next to their modest buildings, which do not even interfere with the passage to the Yenisei, there are expensive-looking sections with fences that go straight into the river.
Fences do not allow people to move freely along the coast, not to mention the water protection zone. For some reason, the authorities have no complaints about such sites. Marvelous.
It can be safely assumed that the struggle for rusty garages is useless, and rich areas are more expensive to touch.
For the owners, this is a huge loss, because buildings are a very important part of their usual life. They have always carried out economic activities on the shore, and most of them keep boats here, which are used throughout the fishing season. Pensioners will stand up for their buildings to the last, proving that they are not the only ones breaking the law. Through joint efforts, the fishermen found a lawyer who now represents their interests in court. Several meetings have already been held in Divnogorsk.
Photo: Artyom Lenz / NGS