Every nation is proud of its soldiers and officers. But not every nation is willing to increase their quality of life.
The military unit 25840 is located just 25 km away form the Moscow Kremlin. A mission control centre from where the flights of the first earth-satellite vehicles were observed used to be dislocated here. In 1960 the control centre was transferred into another building and the institution mentioned started dealing with orders related to missile establishments. In 1990 it was deprived of the status of a closed military garrison; soldiers used empty rooms of the institute for living. The conditions under which many officers have to live are extremely terrible.
Family hostel is located on the territory of a former printing-office.
In the hostel corridor it is easy to lose oneself in the web of water-distribution pipes and wires.
Due to network congestion the electricity is switched off periodically.
A printing-office didn’t require any water-distribution pipes. When it was transformed into a living space, there was a need in fire hydrants. The sewage pipe stretches from the toilet to the first floor.
The room is finally abandoned as the family that used to live here moved to a flat of their own.