Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Apartment II. Common Areas: Lining up for the kitchen sink
  The kitchen has only one hot-water faucet, so sometimes people have to line up to use it. 1998.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: 1998

Where: A large communal apartment in the prestigious historical center of St. Petersburg. The apartment is home to 20 people.

Who: Garik, the father of Savva and Sonya, washing a cup; Kristina, waiting her turn to fill a pot with water.

What: During the hours when several tenants are in the kitchen, the single faucet is insufficient; you can't just walk over and get water. You have to line up.

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