An inspiring story about the village of hope or Nadezhda. This story is set into the center of one of the worlds greatest historical regions but one of the least known. This region has the honor of being known as the cross-roads of history stretching back to the time of Noah and Abraham. This never before told story is rich with challenge and simple inspiration. It has been gleaned from fireside tales reaching far back in time; but not so far back as to allow its loss. Lake Sevon really exists, the village of Nadezhda does exist along side that vast Armenian lake. And the cruel Russian government did spend millions of lives reaching out and devouring surrounding nations and crushing many small villages which stood in the path of expansion. Every lakeside village and each surrounding mountain in this landscape has a countless number of stories to tell. This story is made of many parts with the village of Nadezhda as the focal point. Without a doubt, brutally cold winters freeze not only the high mountain regions of the Caucuses but turn the surface of this lake into a solid ice desert. And it is said that this one village has more tales in it than New York has stories. Many tales of struggle and tragedy encompass this massive body of water; many villages have gone through countless changes over the centuries, but many have survived to tell their tales. Old blind Sarah and the village lake walkers embody the heartiness and determination of men and women to remain free and out of the grip of men gone mad with political and military power. This is an unusual story of life-or-death challenges and quiet inspiration which lead to a better future for all those willing to walk on thin ice!