Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Apartment IV. Common Areas: Kitchen sinks
  Summary
  Around the sink are stripes made with pesticide chalk. 1997.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: 1997

Where: The kitchen of a large apartment in the prestigious center of St. Petersburg, home to over fifteen people. Parts of interior of the apartment are under the formal protection of the government.

What: Part of the kitchen. The hot water here is centrally supplied; there is no water heater. The white lines on the wall around the sink are drawn in pesticide "cockroach repellent" chalk. You can also see a view of the kitchen in its entirety.

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