Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Archive: Kitchens: Kitchen in a large apartment
  Summary
  View of a communal kitchen with its exit to the back staircase; it is set up as a place for people to smoke. See the same kitchen several years later. 1997.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: 1997

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

What: A view of the communal kitchen. Tables, shelves, stoves, sinks. In the background is a view of a small space in front of the door to the back staircase (the service staircase). Two chairs are meant for smokers.

The white lines on the wall by the sink are drawn with pesticide chalk, a way of fighting cockroaches. See also this close-up.

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