“Besovy sledki” (Devil’s Trail) is a part of the unique complex of petroglyphs or stone carvings, images on the rocks made by ancient people. It is situated near the town of Belomorsk in Karelia. Despite its high tourist potential, the site, in fact, belongs to nobody, and therefore is left without proper custody.
In 1960s, a pavillon was erected over “Besovy sledki”, intended to safeguard the object from vandalism and damage from the blasts from the nearby hydro power plant. Half a century passed, and now the building become rundown. But nobody is eager to reconstruct it: the complex is not on neither federal nor municipal budget. While officials are reluctant to take responsibility, only “black guides”, who don’t pay taxes, bring some tourists to “Sledki”.
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Photo: Sampo TV, Karelia