Moscow Communal Apartment a.k.a. "Kommunalka" Soviet Russia - Moscow, 1983 communal apartment was shared between 2 to 7 families. Each one had its own room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. The hallways, "communal kitchen", bathroom and telephone (if any) were shared among all the residents. The communa was the predominant districts of large Russian cities.”
A view from a Kommunalka. A mirror on the inside door and a coat rack in Asya's room (see clip "At Auntie Asya's," Tour 1). Over the head of the bed is a small icon. Medicinal herbs steep in a thermos. The double door protects against hallway noise. 2006.