Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

In the Russian language, the word ‘gostinka’ means a condominium with very small apartments. In the Soviet Union, gostinkas were mostly built for factory and enterprise workers in the 60s and 70s but today many of them are abandoned. Check out photos of a gostinka in Norilsk.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

‘Turn on, turn off’.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

‘Elevator’.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

‘History of the Middle Ages’.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

‘In case of fire call 01. Fire hose and fire-hose barrel are on the main floor’.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

’48, Laureatov Street’.

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk

Location: Norilsk

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15 thoughts on “Gostinka, Abandoned House In Norilsk”

  1. Yup, house the workers in a high- rise Gulag, call it a ‘gostinka’ and all will be well in our world. If you lived in such, you’d know why it was called it a go- stinka.

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    • Yes,reminds me of the great UK workers paradise,high rise never ending block in Sheffield,South Yorkshire-built in the 60’s for the steel workers,source of crime and poverty until destroyed in the late 80’s.

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  2. How were these prefab Soviet apartment blocks heated? From a centralized manufacturing waste heat facility that piped the heat to the buildings or what? Because from what i’ve seen these prefab building are all solid concrete slab construction with no insulation whatsoever. If one had to pay for it, it would cost a fortune to keep them heated.

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    • Central heating – in the frozen wilderness, thin panel walls, wooden windows rims – no isolation – typical soviet building – cheap. When central heating malfunction, whole city was abandoned (in two days) 🙂

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  3. These places exist all over the world, think of Gary, Indiana, or downtown Detroit. Sure we have them here in Sweden as well, there have been some interesting stuff written about them for instance creative destruction and some other things. What is interesting is to compare what is left behind and what is removed in for instance Russia and France or Russia and the U.S

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