11 Forgotten Moscow

Forgotten Moscow

Posted on March 14, 2012 by


Many people think they live in comfortable conditions in Moscow while some homes have no water supply systems and each winter turns into a struggle for life for them.


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Novokuryanovo is a forgotten village not far from Butovo located inside that experimental rail ring. There is just one road leading here and plows don't always come to these areas. The nearest store is situated miles away, in Shcherbinka. Gas supply is just a dream. People have to burn coal and wood to heat their homes which often triggers fires. Burglaries are quite common. Yet this place became part of Moscow as far back as in 1984.

Some say about Gypsies who founded the village but it's just a myth. In fact, in the 1930s they moved people from Kuryanovo village to build an aeration station. Thus forming Novokuryanovo.

Ex-mayor Luzhkov once thought these were sheds. People living in the village consiting of 100 homes were supposed to be provided with new homes in 1985 but two thirds of them never did. Amazingly, but these 386 people never lost their hope either.

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11 Responses to “Forgotten Moscow”

  1. Mitch says:

    Viva Putins Russia.

  2. www says:

    englishrussia.com= usa propaganda

    anti russian

  3. EG says:

    Sad, but why people expect government get involved ? That’s ther property, they have to take care of it or sell and move to better place , nursing home perhaps . Had greandparent living like that, refused to move , sell or fix. After he dyed sold that house, never looked back or missed. No government involment , ita was my responsibility .

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    By the 1980s the corrupt neo-Stalinist policies of Brezhnev and his allies neglected these people. And yet today after 20 years of capitalism they are still poor. Socialism is the viable answer.

  5. dagar says:

    In the US, the difference is that their homes would have been condemned and bulldozed “for public good”. It’s not the problem of the authorities where the people can go to. Some would go to “subsidized” apartments, which may be good if you don’t mind the building managers snooping and telling you how to live.

  6. zipp says:

    I’m surprised the developers haven’t ripped these people off and stuck them in apartments miles outside the city.

  7. zipp says:

    PS. I’m told the ex-mayor did try to do exactly that.

  8. People need work hard like Chinese to change their tomorrow.

  9. Natasha says:

    I guess the person that says its a USA propaganda is not from Russia. Want a one way ticket?

  10. Adolfo Camara says:

    Thank you for this posting, very good.

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