|Communal Living in Russia: Photos|
|Around the sink are stripes made with pesticide chalk. 1997.|
|Basic Facts and Background|
Where: The kitchen of a large apartment in the prestigious center of St. Petersburg, home to over fifteen people. Parts of interior of the apartment are under the formal protection of the government.
What: Part of the kitchen. The hot water here is centrally supplied; there is no water heater. The white lines on the wall around the sink are drawn in pesticide "cockroach repellent" chalk. You can also see a view of the kitchen in its entirety.