It is unclear where the funds appropriated for reconstruction of dormitories go to. It applies to Moscow State University, the main university of the country, too.
Yaroslav, a student of Moscow State University, shows what it is like to live in a dormitory belonging to the most prestigious university of Russia.
It is very brave of him telling you all that because there have been precedents when students like him were deprived of scholarship or expelled. But Yaroslav says it’s not about his bravery. It’s about his principles.
He says that first of all it is pointless to make a renovation in the room you live in at your own expense because each year a student lives in a different room.
Some of the rooms have two beds and some four.
This furniture has been standing here since the opening of the dormitory.
The restroom is one of the issues that bother students. The point is that there are just two restrooms on each floor and sometimes, a cleaning woman does not appear for days.
Amazingly, but the main university of the country can’t provide its students with the Internet!
As for the rooms, many of the doors have a broken lock. However, they say that so far they didn’t hear that many things had been pinched at the dormitory.
A problem very common to all Russian dormitories is the shower. This dormitory has just one shower room (located on the main floor), which has a broken lock too and moreover, it is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. which makes it impossible for a girl, for example, to take a shower before a date set for 5 p.m. Besides, on Monday it doesn’t work at all.
It is useless to clean this ceiling because after several days, black mold will appear here again.
Students also mention a broken window that wouldn’t close which has become a legend already. Their parents who lived at the same dormitory many years ago remember it and agree that in wintertime it is very cold in the shower.
This room is for one person.
Two students live in a room also intended for one person.
Actually, these fellows, as well as those who have to share the room with three more students, don’t know that their rights are being violated because they receive less square meters per person than they have a right to.
What a great view!
The fact that millions of rubles are invested in construction of new branches of the university, its dormitories and a library with all its statues, which is nothing but a masterpiece of architecture, is most amazing.
Why wouldn’t they assign money for those who are already studying at the university? Why wouldn’t they, instead of those statues in the library, renovate a couple of dormitories so that students don’t catch cold in winter.