The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Ukrainsk, the city of Ukraine, was once popular for giving out abandoned apartments for free. After the serious accident the mine “Ukraine” failed to fully restore. People left and abandoned their apartments. Those who stayed live on a pension, some search for a job in Donetsk which is 40 kilometres away from Ukrainsk.

Yes, some people came and got flats for free, but there are no many of them. Only some part of the city has gas and central heating, coal stoves are used in the flats.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Ukrainsk shares its destiny with dozens of cities and hundreds of villages of Donbass. Production powers are killed or concentrate in larger cities to save on electricity, health care, education, transportation etc. It’s much cheaper to accumulate people at one place and turn the abandoned territory into the uninhabitable zone. The further destiny of Ukrainsk is unknown.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Not much has changed for the better in the city for the last twenty years.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Some houses are fully abandoned.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Many windows are brick-encased.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Or they can look like this.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

They use coal to warm up.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

People have to carry heavy pails.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Coal sheds often stand near houses.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

One cannot survive here without a stove. Old people have no hope for better days.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

This four-storey house was abandoned and plundered.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

In fact it’s dangerous to come inside.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Just imagine you live opposite this house and see it every day.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

However it will ruin soon.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

This house is fully abandoned too.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

This water tower became the tower of mobile communication.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

This boiler house has been dismantled for bricks.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The city still has a “better” part which is gasified.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It’s the stadium “Ukraine”.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It still could be used but it looks miserable anyway.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It reads: “Mine “Ukraine”.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

This mine still feeds what has remained from the city.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The monument is on the main square of the city. Did you notice that something is wrong with Lenin’s head? His head was destroyed but communists found some bust of the leader and used it to repair the monument.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It’s the building of the town council.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The previous mayor of the city did his best to revive the city – it was his idea to give out flats for free. Now he works at the mine…

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It’s a bus station.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

Despite the fact one can occupy any abandoned flat, some people still prefer to make their flats bigger this way.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

“Do not drive along the alley”.

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free

It could be a nice city if not the ruins reigning in the city.

Location: Ukrainsk, Ukraine

via pauluskp.com

 

36 thoughts on “The City Where One Can Get an Apartment For Free”

  1. Wow…i am still in awe at how ignorant people are, especially the two comments above me.

    Buddy i’m not sure if you are aware or have traveled around U.S even where rednecks live in trailer park homes and could barely put together a sentence. These type of cities exist in all countries believe me, i’ve traveled quite a bit more in my life i assure you of this.

    • Detroit, Cleveland, small towns in the American south. There was a story in British website Daily Mail about a couple who bought a house in Detroit for 500 USD. When they came to move in, it had been accidentally demolished… the city tears down abandoned neighborhoods to prevent crime.

      • Parts of America are poor but did you notice in those trailer parks people have trucks, satellite tv, running water, toilets, kitches, refrigerators, and go to the Super Wal-Mart and McDonalds? Poverty in America isn’t really in the same league as in Eastern Europe.

  2. This is white people minus the profits from slavery and colonialism. This is what we used to be like, all of us, until we sailed the seas and struck out for riches and adventure.

    • No, this is white people who have been enslaved by commies, Poles and no by “ukrainian” nationalists. There you independent Ukraine, sorry to say that.

  3. Sad to say that mainly the only people well of in Ukraine are people living in capital which is Kiev. All other cities are quite small and wages are as low as 50-100 USD a month.

    I’ve lived in the U.S for 12 years and currently living in Kiev 7 years already and quite frankly, LOVE IT!. I have had over 10 friends come visit me in Kiev and none of them want to leave. Ukraine is trully a free country with a lot of opportunities if you have a good head on your shoulders.

  4. I just have sen an tvprogram named,, the poor america.Peaple live under Las vegas casino in an watercanal,above them folks spend 16 million us dollar evry day. no job thei have nothing,have also seeen abannded citys.all this in the riches land in the world. so help me good.

  5. Mines and other extractive industries (forestry, fishing) come, exploit, then go. Then the town that prospered around the one industry goes too. All over the USA and probably ex-USSR too.
    At least this town had a central heating system, as do many in Russia. Not so in USA. You are on your own for basic utilities. No pay, you freeze. It IS good to consolidate populations into bigger cities with extant infrastructure and multiple employers.

  6. Because of the greed and corruption of a “few” the world is going through what has been called an “economic correction”…

  7. Not very sad for those people trust me.

    They are not sad because they have nothing to compare to. If they would have travelled to a different country for example Australia, U.K and came back thats when reality would hit them.

    People get used to where they live and make do as they are, same as people in jail, after one month you feel right at home.

    None the less i have nothing to say about any country as we as people are in it together and the whole world is going to shit, i cant even imgaine what life will be like in 20, 30, 50 years from now.

  8. oh miss india u still alive? thought u had some health issue few years ago if i remember well…im glad i heard u again =) nice place, so bad it ended this way

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