There are many abandoned cities in the world, one of the most notorious is Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Empty houses might be seen under Moscow as well. Russian “Pripyat” is situated fifteen minutes away from the Moscow Ring Road. Look at these pictures, this place is empty, no people live here.
Apartment complex “Yuzhnoye (Southern) Domodedovo” is intended for twenty thousand residents. The construction began in 2011 and the first buildings had to get into service in 2013. That’s how it was promised. But they haven’t commissioned a single house.
The sales office is abandoned too. It was occupied by sales people who lied to people that their houses would be put in service soon.
Shells of the first houses had been built very quickly, it attracted money from citizens for further construction of twenty houses more. However they didn’t hurry to get the houses occupied. The complex required a boiler house to be built, but the home builder didn’t do this.
Several years of non use and the houses started to dilapidate. Besides that, workers were not being paid. Sometimes, out of despair, they removed windows to sell and buy a ticket home.
Plunderers have done their job.
“New apartments! Come and buy yours cheaply!”
Where are all the happy new settlers?
Looks very sad…
They promised to build several kindergartens, this one is almost finished…
Investors have probably addressed all sorts of authorities by now… They got countless promises, asked to make a proper choice at elections…
The homebuilder is SU-155 company. The general number of its unfinished houses is ironically 155… 147 out of them are residential. Over 30 thousand people are waiting for new apartments. With their families taken into account it’s more than 100 thousand people. 1/5 of them all planned to live here, in Yuzhnoye Domodedovo.
Strangely enough, director of SU-155 and concurrently the deputy of the Moscow City Duma, is not in prison, but resting abroad. According to Forbes, his fortune is estimated at two billion USD.
They promised to build a school. Even had a solemn ceremony, told about a governor’s program.
But they finished at the stage of the foundation.
The quality is horrible, by the way.
One must be careful at construction sites!
They still promise to finish some houses though, they have been even connected to the boiler-house.
Looking at the Yuzhnoye Domodedovo out of the window.
One may get on each roof freely.
One of its apartments.
Inside a house.
“We’re building Russia!”
How will it all finish for investors?