Dacha Work in progress. The word "dacha" means "to give" and it is the symbol of Russian humility before nature and the vastness of the country. It expresses the desire of Russians to return to basic. It’s the place where the soul and the body get rest from the craziness of city life. It's the place where you do one with nature by leaving modernity at door steps. During USSR, the dacha was a shelter, a place to do whatever you wanted. A way to become yourself by the soil. The place where you cook bortsch, chachlyk and prepare canned to face winter. Today a lot of dachas are transformed or destroyed to leave place to "real house," with all modern confort. But some areas still resist to those changes and want to continue to be the place where Russian families build souvenirs during summer holidays. In fact, dacha is a concentrate of the Russian soul.