Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Apartment I. Common Areas: Cleaning your section of a communal kitchen
  Auntie Asya cleans her section of the kitchen. 1998.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: 1998

Where: The kitchen of an apartment in a five-story apartment building on Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, in the prestigious center of St. Petersburg. When the photograph was taken, 10 families were living in the apartment.

Who: Auntie Asya (Anastasia Emelyanovna); Ilya, who took the photograph.

What: Asya's part of the kitchen: a gas stove, a kitchen table, and a cabinet above them. On this day, Asya was cleaning. On the stove is a plastic bucket with newspapers. Probably the newspapers would be used to line the shelves of the kitchen cabinet.

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