Veda Vegetarian Village

Veda Vegetarian Village

Veda Village situated at the suburbs of St. Petersburg, Russia is in news for good reason (may not be for many) ! It is has a new housing /apartment complex  where vegetarians resides. This residential place is alcohol free  and smoking free zone!

Well, for those who drink, smoke and a vegetarian this might not be an ideal complex to live. However, this complex is giving a chance to vegetarian to practice their teetotal lifestyle.

The village is named after Hindu religion’s sacred texts “Veda” and is known as Veda Village. It is built for those who are health conscious and want to live an ethical, clean way. It is off limit for alcohol too.

According to the manager of this village Maya Pdlipkaya “the main thing about this complex is an opportunity to live and evolve together with like-minded people”.  The developer statement reads “If you are a vegetarian, you are welcome” to attract community of vegetarian who love to live clean and healthy.

This concept also supports vegetarianism. Sales agent interview the potential buyer to find out whether they are vegetarian or not. If the client does not disclose or not a vegetarian then he/she gets a refusal. Not only the person should be a vegetarian but also should not drink and smoke  to live in the village complex – this is the policy of the Veda Village.

The Veda is still under construction and two of the seven multi-floor apartment buildings are completed. Next one will open early part of next year. A total of 201 families can live in one big area.

It is the first of its kind, first ever vegetarian residential area in Russia.

Back in 2000, in Chennai of India, similar concept came and developers sold apartment flats only to strict vegetarians. The Veda Village also aims at becoming self-sufficient in terms of water, waste management and energy saving.

When people hear about this concept generally they feel it is a quite boring place to live. In this era if one practices no alcohol, no meat and no smoking then the person becomes a laughing stalk.

For these kinds of people, who are strict vegetarians and want to live without eating meat, and health conscious, this is an encouraging news. Because the number of vegans and vegetarians is slowly and steadily increasing in the world.


  • The Guardian

Image: Veda Instagram

See Veda village here;

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 12, 2019

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