Communal Living in Russia: Photos
Apartment IV. Rooms: A room with large windows
  The room of Maria Yakovlevna, the apartment's oldest resident; on the ceiling are traces of a leak. 2002.
  Basic Facts and Background
  When: 2002

Where: A room in a large apartment in the prestigious center of St. Petersburg, home to over fifteen people. The room belongs to Maria Yakovlevna, the apartment's oldest resident. According to people's stories, her relatives lived in this apartment from the time of the Revolution.

What: Old furniture, including a large sideboard in the far right; signs of a leak on the ceiling. Water dripped from the ceiling onto the parquet (note the basin and bucket) on the floor. The communal apartment directly upstairs was bought out by new owners, people with money, who are renovating.

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