|Communal Living in Russia: Photos|
|A bricked-up stove and window frame. This is the building of Lena and Marina from the clips "Over a Cup of Tea" and "Who Lived Here Before the Revolution?" (Tour 5). 2007.|
|Basic Facts and Background|
When: Spring 2007
Where: The entryway of a building in one of the prestigious neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, where most of the residential buildings were built in the early twentieth century. This building is the home of Lena and Marina from the clips "Over a Cup of Tea" and "Who Lived Here Before the Revolution?" (Tour 5).
What: Traces remain from an elegant and well-maintained lobby, described by Marina, a young resident of a communal apartment in the building, in clip "Carpeting on the Staircase" (Tour 8).
In the center is a bricked-up stove. The art nouveau window remains. Below are the three steps that Marina talks about.