15 Slums of Astrakhan

Slums of Astrakhan

Posted on April 19, 2012 by team

Astrakhan is an amazing city where details of the past are neighbouring with the present.

Right in the centre of the city there is a residential area that rather resembles decorations for some old movie. Some houses are abandoned, others are not. Though it's not easy to tell one from the other.  Time is not merciful and houses look miserable.

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15 Responses to “Slums of Astrakhan”

  1. Augis says:

    Yup, this is how looks the most democratic city in Russia nowadays…

    • ptc says:

      In soviet Russia, it was even worse. That was only place where you can see asphalt (new road) layed directly on the snow :-)

  2. joejoe says:

    The trim work around the doors and windows of a lot of those houses is beautiful. It’s a shame that they are so run down.

  3. someone says:

    Meanwhile, the government buys billions worth of weapons…

    • ptc says:

      They pretend Russia is still an empire, but if fact there afraid of China. It can attack Russia – they may want part of Siberia.

      • George says:

        It has often been speculated that Siberia is a close “overflow” location for the Chinese – not to mention the minerals & oil reserves.

  4. Ted says:

    And the “elected” mayor has done nothing to fix any of this. Just like the rest of the Party of Crooks and Thieves has done nothing. They just take vacations to Italy while the mayoral candidate that the people actually voted for dies from the hunger strike he went on to protest the rigged election.

  5. Rafe says:

    Welcome to Earth, its the year 2012

  6. Mitch says:

    You will not have to go far from Moscow to see towns and cities like this.

  7. Jeff H in TX says:

    I guess it would surprise you if I said there are parts of the Dallas area that look just like Astrakhan.

  8. sandeep says:

    Russians deserve a better life

  9. bobden says:

    been there 2 years ago and i recognized some of the streets. astrakhan is not that bad, like most bigger towns, its full of contrast. really nice wooden house that ‘sink’ in the land and lean on the side, and a luxuous supermarket on the other side of the road (the last photo). and of course a lot of ‘soviet’ building of housing.
    astrakhan can be quite nice, river,waterways,historical center, lively market…
    actually, i ve got a newspaper of astrakhan on my desk since then and the computer wallpaper is a picture of a wooden house of astrakhan….
    would love to go back there … between kalmyk and kazahk

  10. rmacleod says:

    looks like detroit,or maybe a little better

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