Windmill from the village of Kolosovo (museum «The Slavic Kremlin»)

Short description
The windmill from the village of Kolosovo (Shabalinsky district, Kirov region) was built around mid 19th century, was transported to the interactive museum "The Slavic Kremlin" (Moscow region) in 2003. Smock mill with eight sails and two pairs of millstones. Log construction. Unique details: eight sails. Was used as a flour mill (flour).

ConditionThe windmill is restored
StatusMuseum exhibit
MechanismRestored and regularly grinds flour, come for a meal!

Additional description
One of operating mills in Russia (although in the winter of 2017 one of the sails could not operate). It is located on the territory of the museum "Slavic Kremlin". You can visit the museum on particular days. For the timetable look here.

This mill has made the biggest trip of all: from Kirov region to Moscow. One of the unique details is that it's the only smock mill with eight sails. The fastening of the sails is now standard: four boards are inserted into the windshaft at different angles. The nearest neighbor (14 kilometers away before transporting) the windmill from Molotnikovskaya village had a much more more sophisticated sail system. Similar complex sail fastening was on the windmill from Kulyabovka village, which had sixteen sails. Unfortunately, both sail fastenings haven't been preserved. It was probably decided not to rebuild historical sail fastening after transporting to museum.