Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Every nation is proud of its soldiers and officers. But not every nation is willing to increase their quality of life.

Dwelling House of Officers

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.

Dwelling House of Officers

Family hostel is located on the territory of a former printing-office.

Dwelling House of Officers

In the hostel corridor it is easy to lose oneself in the web of water-distribution pipes and wires.

Dwelling House of Officers

Due to network congestion the electricity is switched off periodically.

Dwelling House of Officers

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.

Dwelling House of Officers

The room is finally abandoned as the family that used to live here moved to a flat of their own.

Dwelling House of Officers

Kitchens are located inside the rooms.

Dwelling House of Officers

Electric wires.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

The water here is not good that’s why people are using filters.

Dwelling House of Officers

As the rooms are 3,8 meters high they are often transformed into upper and lower parts divided with the floor. Upper parts of the rooms are used to make nurseries.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

“Dangerous. Under voltage”

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

The notice was put here 2 years ago. “Use parking spaces to park your cars after 8 p.m. The visitor car park must be free. In case the message is ignored the cars left in unproper place will be dislocated outside the territory”

Dwelling House of Officers

Another old notice says that fire safety rules are violated by the hostel’s inhabitants. It is also suggested that the corridors of the hostel must be emptied and electrical power network must be repaired. In case the message is ignored all inappropriate items will be removed forcefully.

Dwelling House of Officers

The commandant’s room. “Colonel V.V. Poddubny”

Dwelling House of Officers

Officers are  cleaning the yard. All of them are waiting for the promised apartments.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers
Abandoned building.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Improvised playground built by the officers.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

These were barracks till the year of 2010 when it was decided to discontinue the military unit.

Dwelling House of Officers

A former dining-room.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Food intake: breakfast, dinner, supper.

Dwelling House of Officers

Now children use the barracks for playing.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Shooting area.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Underbuilt residential compound. It was planned to house the families here but investment suddenly stopped.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Timetable for those who have small kids and uses baby carriages. There is a date in front of every name showing whose turn it is to clean.

Dwelling House of Officers

“Russia cares about its every citizen”.

Dwelling House of Officers

Another abandoned building with trees growing on the roof.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

It is obvious that the buildings are unfit for living. Whats is the purpose of sending the papers where it is stated that the dwellers themselves are responsible for the hostel condition and if they don’t want any accidents they need to follow the rules of fire safety,etc?

Dwelling House of Officers

“Don’t steal. Don’t try to compete with government”.

Dwelling House of Officers

“Use the small hole in the door to come in”.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Motion-picture studio which is abandoned as well.

Dwelling House of Officers

Film studio

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Film studio

Dwelling House of Officers

Attention! Magnetic!

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

“Everyone must participate in the neighbourhood clean-up”

Dwelling House of Officers

Making roast beefs after a long working day.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Underbuilt house for soldiers and officers.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

This house is used by chief officers and their families.

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Dwelling House of Officers

Location: Jubileyniy, Moscow region

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11 thoughts on “Dwelling House of Officers”

  1. What a shame. As a retired American officer, I don’t know of any American officers, of any rank, that live in conditions like these poor officers and their families. These Russian officers are serving their country and are willing to give their lives in its defense, and this is the best the Russian military can do for them? Disgusting.

  2. I can imagine the housing off base is very expensive since it’s in the Moscow region. Why are there no photos of the inside of apartments where people are currently living? I see they are going to remodel the bathroom of the one apartment shown. There is probably a lot more to this story than what’s been said in this post. Maybe they are saving the hallway to remodel last it is the least important as far as cosmetics go. There are abandon military buildings in the United States too housing and other buildings both. It happens.

    • None of our military live in such squalor. I have been to dozens of bases from all the services. The least modern are the Marine Corp bases and even they have golf courses, gyms, shopping, and quality housing. Russia should be ashamed.

    • Except it was W Bush who tried to cut soldiers salary, benefits, death benefits (to spouses) and hazard pay all during war time. But hey, lets not have facts coloring our comments.

  3. its not that bad. Though it was some time ago. But last 2 years i see real changes for the better. And u cant really compare USA and Russia, which now restoring from the breakdown of different system that was in USSR. It takes some time…

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