"Khrushchev" - an informal folk nickname of typical economy-class housing, which was built during the reign of Nikita Khrushchev, from about 1954 to 1964. These gray five-story houses are still in the cities of Russia and the FSU , disfiguring the landscape and reminding the inhabitants that life is pain.
Apartments in the "Khrushchev" are close cages with low ceilings and a typical layout. Khrushchev wanted to quickly solve the housing problem in the USSR, which required the construction of a huge number of large, small and unpretentious houses. As a result, the problem was never solved, but in Russian the word "Khrushchevka" became synonymous with wretched and close housing.
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