Once these homes were considered elite housing.
It is now the so-called Khrushchev find fault and threaten to raze it to the ground. But 50 years ago these squat houses saved the country from the powerful to the housing crisis.
And from an aesthetic point of view, brand-new five-story building was much more attractive than the dismal barracks, which were home to millions of people. Here, enjoy Moscow by Khrushchev (as if seditious sounds this verb now) and courtyards, surrounding them.
Mass introduction of public housing began with the coming to power of comrade Khrushchev. In 1954, he instructed to accelerate the solution to the housing crisis with a simple and cheap prefabricated houses, United in the neighborhoods.
Khrushchev seemed ideal urban housing: individual apartments with private bathrooms and Central heating were a great step forward compared to pre-war barracks and multi-room communal.
Houses were built on standard projects and was devoid of any architectural embellishments. The apartment was designed so that living in them will be only one family. For each resident was given about 8 square meters. One afternoon was used for work and lunch, and at night — for sleeping.
First Khrushchev had tiled or slate roof. Subsequently, in the framework of the campaign against these same architectural excesses of the buildings were cheaper in the performance of the flat bitumen roof.
By 1964, when Nikita Khrushchev was removed from power in a new apartment moved 54 million, and after five years this number increased to 127 million.
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