LJ user radulova (Russian journalist Natalya Radulova) has posted photos of Moscow apartments for rent. Jesus.
I think I lived in one of those places!Water from the kitchen sink backed up not only into the apartment's bathtub but the apartment's bathtub next door. Angry neighbors banging on the door all morning--I learned a lot of Russian plumbing words there. But I forgot to take any pictures...
All pretty standard fare for Russia, them. In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, you'd be paying about $700-$1,000 per month for one of them. I looked at one which has an enormous dog out on the balcony, and I mean a huge, hairy, Russian dog which looked like the offspring of a bear and a horse. I don't know if we were expected to feed it or not, but he looked hungry. Yeah, that place was a dump, and going for $1,200 per month.
The commentary was great though. I was laughing out loud in the library readin them. All that racism, though, in the original ads, how do people live with themselves? Grr.