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Novy Oskol is a city with about 18000 inhabitants, located in the west of Russia in the Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine.
Among the city's various parks, one stands out with a wide variety of wooden sculptures that grace the park.
This is the Pine Land Picnic Park, located in the eastern part of the city.
The park, located in a pine forest, has only been in operation since 2014. It was created on a voluntary basis, with the participation of residents and (local) companies.
From the beginning Sergei Starygin was involved in this initiative. Born and raised in the vicinity of the current park, he spent his childhood in the forest where the park now is located.
After primary school, he probably followed a vocational training that allowed him to establish himself as a carpenter and cabinetmaker.