Your typical communal apartment. Tons of people. A dirty mess, nothing special.
Ilya: How many people used to live here? Do you remember from your childhood?
Yulya: How many people?
Yulya: Well, something like... more than now, anyway.
Ilya: Our apartment had almost twice as many people when I was born.
Yulya: No, we didn't have twice as many. Let's say, right now there's a girl living here, there are three of them in the room, and before there was only one person. So it looks like the opposite, there are fewer now.
Tanya: No, he means a long time ago.
Yulya: There was one person.
Tanya: No, even Iraida Yakovlevna was saying that there used to be a whole row of tables here.
Ilya: No, let's see, how many people are left now who were born here?
Yulya: Who? Nobody. Probably Auntie Ira, right? Anna Matveevna, Nina Vasilievna, me, and that's it. Well there's Natasha, but it looks like she moved.
Ilya: Yes, and also Natasha's children.
Sasha: Well, I guess so, and our children too. I guess so, they were born here.
Ilya: How many children do you have?
Ilya: How old are they?
Yulya:: 11 and 2.
Yulya: I put out some soup for you in there, go and eat. Go and eat, there's soup on the table for you.
Sasha: Dasha, do you see yourself there? Where's Dasha, show us.
Yulya: That's Dima. Where's Dasha? She doesn't recognize herself. There!
Ilya: Look at Papa, who's sitting on Papa's lap?
Yulya: Baby is so little, isn't she?
Ilya: In a lot of apartments people complain that a lot of newcomers who rent rooms and people who stay on a temporary basis, they don't do their share cleaning up, they don't participate in anything.
Yulya: The only people with a decent attitude towards cleaning up are people who are, you know, who are responsible, and people who lived with those people, with the grandmas back in the old days, who were brought up; those people have a decent attitude. And the people who moved in say five years ago or a little earlier, they have a different attitude.
Sasha: I mean, the communal apartment, it's in principle, by definition, people somehow...well, it's a kind of commune, right? Let's say... You've got to stand in line,.. it's like the army, right? Like they live... you know... like in some places. There are rules. Like at work. I mean people have responsibilities toward each other. You've got to clean up after yourself, flush the toilet. I mean if people in their own apartments are used to living for themselves, that's what they do here. I mean you can't change their psychology. People live the way they're used to.
Sasha: We modernized a little here.
Ilya: Yes, I saw that, it's good, only it drips. You've got to change the washer, or whatever it is.
Sasha: I won't do another thing because I'm sick of it; nobody gives a damn.
Ilya: You mean they don't put together the money?
Sasha: No, we collected the money, I did the repairs, it's just that there are a lot of guys living here, and then a really minor problem comes up and...
Ilya: I get it.
Sasha: Something comes off, a screw, and nobody... And I don't do anything on purpose, I'm watching, maybe somebody else will. They can't, they won't, they can't. Because I put tile in the bathroom. I put in new toilets. How much can one person do?
Sasha: There's gotta be a limit. There are a lot of guys, why am I supposed to do everyone's work?
Ilya: All right, take care, thanks a lot!