Block of flats yard

Russian Housing

People’s tendency to take phrases (and photos) out of context always puzzles me. Not long ago I found an interesting discussion on Internet where one man insisted that there are only old, awful houses in Russia, showing one of the ‘khrushevka’ photos from my blog. It won’t surprise me, if this man has never been to Russia.

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Where do we live?

The information below concerns mostly young people because when my parents were young, people in Russia could get an apartment for free.

Eh… I said “for free”? No, it was joke. People worked hard for the same company 5-10-15 years to get an apartment. It was ok. The situation changed when the USSR fell into pieces.

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