Russian Village Bought and Renamed into TorrentReactorAdded: Saturday, August 14th, 2010
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BitTorrent tracker website TorrentReactor announced that it bought the small Russian village of Burnt with the intention to leave a permanent mark on the map of the globe. The service paid only $150.000 for the village, the main part of which is planned to be split among residents. The rest of the money will be used to repair roads (or, as they are called in Russia, “directions”), re-equip the local school, and buy agricultural equipment and machinery. 1/5 of the payment is specifically meant for bringing Internet access to the village.
BitTorrent tracker site TorrentReactor.net is moving to the next level of advertising, making a decision to purchase a small Russian settlement. For $150,000 the service hopes to leave a permanent mark on the map of the globe, renaming a village after itself – the one with absolutely real houses and live inhabitants.
In contrast to Google city that became the Texas capital for a short time, TorrentReactor settlement will retain this new name forever. The tracker says that initially the local authorities didn’t appreciate the idea, until a significant donation of $150,000 was offered, after which the deal was resolved fast enough. This donation will undoubtedly help the village with its future development and increase the inhabitants’ quality of life.
The administration of the tracker insists that the deal is not just about advertising. Instead, they talk about their desire to help at least one single settlement. Although it’s just a drop in the ocean if we consider the amount of money thousands of other villages desperately need, they decided at least do something intended to support the strangers. As they have a possibility to do so, they feel proud for that and hope to keep this trend in the future. TorrentReactor encourages other large online portals to follow their example and help some godforsaken places in the world.
The choice of the settlement was easy as never – after having selected thousands of such places located near operating nuclear reactors (as it refers to the website name), one of them was picked at random by the computer.
The village authorities admitted that the settlement will lose a bit of its history with its name, but instead it will be able to open perspectives for the youth, so this can be considered a fair deal, especially when compare donation of $150,000 split between 400 residents whose average annual income doesn’t exceed $100 and is derived from selling vegetables.
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