Now let's go to the kitchen. Look, you see only one bulb is lit here. The other ones get turned on when it's time to clean. Because people think, when there's nobody here, why use electricity? So. Let's go this way, I'll show you, to the kitchen, the kitchen. Listen, that's the washing machine. Careful! The washing machine is on. Wow, it's dark. Watch the step! You hear how the washing machine is going in the dark? So. And this is the kitchen. And now I'll show you—we used to cook here, well this used to be our table, and now it's not ours anymore, now it belongs to our neighbors. But the table is exactly the same and so is the stool. And this was our section. This is where we cooked, right here, on this stove. Right.
Manya: What about over here?
Ilya: Over here was for our neighbors. And this is their teapot. The neighbors'. Okay, let's go put our things down, and then, then we'll go visit a friend. Okay? Here we go. Let's knock.
Ilya: Sveta? Oh! Oooh! Hi! You've never seen our children. Have a look. Yes. Let's move to where it's lighter, so you can see them. Tell me how things are going.
Ekaterina Sergeevna: What can we do, Ilyushenka? I've been through every department: about the water and about this business up here, the ceiling plaster. They say that until they fix the roof, it doesn't make sense to work on it.
Ilya: But they won't fix the roof.
E. S.: There's no one to do it. There aren't any roofers. I don't know anymore. They wanted to put in new pipes. They were going to give us pipes... No, that's not it, it's the work that would have been for free, but our Maksimovna wanted to collect 500 rubles from the apartment for the pipes. So the plumber comes, this famous plumber of ours, he takes a seat, he's full of sympathy, he says, "I don't know what to do for you. Nothing works out." As for this, you don't know what happened? Why there's such a gap in the linoleum?
Ilya: You mean they were trying to pull out the pipe, which...
E. S.: In fact there wasn't any pipe. It was rotten. Can you imagine?
E. S.: Can you imagine? A piece this big, there was no pipe there at all, and all the water poured onto the fourth floor, and their ceiling was ruined too.
Ilya: Yes, of course, I remember that. Auntie Asya! Look, look who came!
Auntie Asya: Hello, sweethearts! Hello, hello!
Ilya: This is Manya, and this is Vasya, and this is Auntie Asya!
E. S.: Well, shall we go visit Mashenka?