2 An Encircled Part of Moscow Where Life is Not that Bright

An Encircled Part of Moscow Where Life is Not that Bright

Posted on March 29, 2014 by tim

I think that in Russia most people believe that basically Moscow is much better in terms of quality of life when compared to the rest of the country. I believe it’s sort of normal to think that people in Moscow have higher salaries, better roads, get better healthcare, have the biggest stores, buy world recognized luxury brands, etc. Such people might be surprised to learn that even in Moscow there are places like the place in these photos. Like some magical circle, the part of Moscow with 386 people is enclosed by triple circular rows of railways. Built in 1932 to be used as a test site, the trains cut the settlement out of the outer world and out of the rest of Moscow.

The only road connecting the place with the outside world.

They say that a former Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, visited here and he mistakenly thought these houses were some sort of warehouses, not the real homes of his electors.

There is no heating here, so people burn coal and firewood to keep themselves warm.

Margarita is 86 but has to go daily to a nearby public water tap to get her water as she doesn’t have a centralized water supply in her house.

Locals say that illegal immigrants occupy some houses as police rarely show up here.

The buckets full of coal are used for heating.


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2 Responses to “An Encircled Part of Moscow Where Life is Not that Bright”

  1. Vijay says:

    Thanks for these pictures.
    Reality is good to see.

  2. B says:

    Lazy people always try to blame it on someone else for their problems

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