Suojärven kuuluisa Bomba
Suojärven pitäjän Kuikkaniemen kylässä sijainnut Bombinin sukutalo oli aikansa tunnetuimpia karjalaistaloja. Sen rakensi talonpoika Jegor Bombin pojalleen Dimitrille vuonna 1855.
Talolla oli pituutta 25 ja leveyttä noin 10 metriä. Asuinkerroksia oli kaikkaan kolme. Lisäksi oli suuret karjasuojat ja muut talouspuolen tilat.
Talossa asui vuosikymmenien ajan Bombinien suurperhe. Talo purettiin vuonna 1934 ja sen hirsistä tehtiin useita rakennuksia.
Nykyinen Bomba kohosi Nurmeksen Ritoniemeen vuonna 1978.
Bomban karjalaiskylässä on nykyisin ravintola, oluttupa, piharavintola, 50 hotellihuonetta, kokous- ja näyttelytalo Kalevan Hovi, kesäteatteri sekä läheisessä niemessä tsasouna. Bomban välittömässä läheisyydessä on vuonna 1991 valmistunut Bomban kylpylä sekä lomahuoneistoalue. Bomban talo on toiminnassa ympäri vuoden.
(Bomban talon verkkosivut)
Bomba The Karelian House
A big house was built by a Karelian peasant Jegor Bombin for his only son Dimitri in 1855. This huge house was built of logs and it was situated in Suojärvi country by the lake of Suojärvi in the former province of Viipuri, which now lies behind the Russian border. The house was about 25 meters long and about 10 meters broad. The house was built of stout round pine logs during one summer. The chief toll to build it was the axe and not a single nail or other metal part was used in its construction. All its joints were skilfully made of timber. The one end of the house was the home of the large Bombin family; at a time as many as 24 persons. The other end was meant for the cattle. After Dimitri Bombin died in 1915 the estate was divided among his five sons. The Bomba house was pulled down in 1934 and the logs were divided among the brothers. At least three of them built a house of their own from their share.
Rebuilding the House The thought of rebuilding the Bomba house was awakened among the former inhabitants of Suojärvi in 1960. In 1974 a committee was Founded to search a good site for the building and in 1975 plans came to fruition when the town of Nurmes provided a piece of land and decided to back the project. The founding company was established in 1976 the aim being to build only the Bomba house, but soon the plans were revised and a whole village was built. The building started in 1977 and the Karelian village was finished in 1978.
In the Bomba area there are a summer theatre, summer market, Kalevan Hovi, which serves as a conference and training centre and a place for art exhibitions; 50 fully equipped hotel rooms an a small orthodox church called "tsasouna".
(Bomba the karelian house web site)