Typical Siberian neighborhood; typical Siberian windows

You see variants of this color, beautiful shades of blues and greens as seen below, all over the Siberian countryside. Nearly all of the color dotting the Siberian landscape falls within this blue/green spectrum, but oranges, reds, purples, yellows: нет!

[нет is Russian (Cyrillic characters) for no, and it is pronounced, nyet.]

When I asked a man in Ulan-Ude about this color fixation, he said something along the lines of, 'Yes, I know this color; it was only color in shop.'


This is the entryway to a typical (albeit very small) Siberian neighborhood: no better, no worse.