Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Photographs from other apartments: Volodya's room: table and couch
  Part of the interior of a room: a dining table, a couch, wall hooks. 1997.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: December 1997

Where: A midsized communal apartment on Shpalernaya St., in a prestigious part of St. Petersburg. A room shared by Volodya and his mother Rozaliya Yurievna, Ilya's informants; we hear their voices in a number of audio recordings: "A nail and a sweater," "Helping out vs. privacy: somebody else's visitor," and "Switching oranges."

What: A tight space, which holds a couch, a table, bookshelves, a rack to hang things, and a cabinet that screens off the entrance to the room. Behind the table we see a couch. A carpet hangs above the couch. Attached to the bookshelves is a rack on which hang clothes, towels, and a bag.

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