Sunday, June 7, 2009


The five story "domes" built by Kruschev were welcomed because they offered hot and cold running water, indoor WC, and the enclosed balcony (pronounced "bal-kone")--for free.

Alya remembers her parents waiting several years until their name came up so they could have one. Although aged, the apartments are valuable because housing is scarce. Young married couples live with in-laws. It's rare to start off in their own place.

Outside this dom, someone has been sprucing up the groundfloor garden space.
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