Polina, 8 is a member of the commune of 51 families, age from 1 to 91 years, settled along the bank of ObÕ river, 115 kilometers North of Novosibirsk.
About 100,000 Russian families follow the Anastasia movement, based on the ideas of spiritual books by Vladimir Megre.
New communities of homesteaders have sprung up across some of the most remote sections of Russia in the past decade, including Siberia, attracting thousands of Russians in search of a simple, self-sufficient and environmentally friendly lifestyle free from state control and big city corruption.
The movement began about a decade ago, and increased several times over in recent years. Some participants think they have found solutions, others feel disappointed and disillusioned.