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The Kommunalka

Hosted by Karine Hagen

Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviets confiscated large apartments from Russian nobility and converted them into "Kommunalkas" to hold numerous families. While there are other housing options today, many Russians still choose and enjoy this way of life. Join us on our visit to a typical "Kommunalka" for a rare glimpse into a living part of the Soviet past.

Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviets confiscated large apartments from Russian nobility and converted them into "Kommunalkas" to hold numerous families. While there are other housing options today, many Russians still choose and enjoy this way of life. Join us on our visit to a typical "Kommunalka" for a rare glimpse into a living part of the Soviet past.

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