When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

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Khruschev-era apartments may soon be levelled with the ground despite the fact that 50 years ago these houses saved the country from the severe dwelling crisis. For millions of people, these five-storey houses were much more attractive than dispiriting wooden huts. These are some pictures of those Khruschev-era houses in the time when life in such houses was rather good.

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

People could finally live with normal electricity, central heating and water.

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

About 8 square meters was provided for everyone.

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable

 

10 thoughts on “When Kruschev-Era Apartments Seemed to Be Good And Comfortable”

  1. As with all things made by humans, if there is no budget and a a lot of goodwill for future repairs, care and maintenance things will fall apart no matter if this was once public or private property.

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  2. These would make great prisons if security fencing was added.

    Also, where are all the cars in these photos? If these were in the U.S., there would be 100’s of cars parked around the area.

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  3. Actually, to me those apartment buildings look pretty good, even by western standards.
    So why are they being pulled down?
    I have been looking at the other apartment buildings shown on this site over the years, and most of them look like the worst kind of prison barracks. The only thing lacking is armed guard towers.
    I look at them and start to feel suicidally depressed, and that is just from looking at the pictures.
    I can’t imagine living in the average Soviet apartment building.
    I find it surprising that the Russian people who live in them don’t jump from the balconies to escape them.
    So why are the good ones being torn down?

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    • Well, they are pretty old, mostly in bad repair, and take up land that can be used to build huge apartment blocks with times more living space. And since times more living space can be sold for times more money, well, you know how it works.

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  4. Notice that all of the windows in these old buildings have been replaced. Also, none of them have elevators.
    Lovely memories of your youth.

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  5. Those are quite livable block of units.
    They started to “go down” in later years, because there were no proper “change of ownership” for too long.
    No one to do any fixing.
    Three levels without any lift is/was a norm in Australia.
    ZigLo

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  6. Could actually be a Swedish suburb in the 80’ies, when the swedish state decided to build one million homes between 1965–1975. Sadly here as there there was no mainteance to the houses, so we have partly the same problem here with run down houses.

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