Deputy Prime Minister expects communal apartments to disappear

2021-03-30

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin said that the problem of communal apartments in Russia will be completely resolved by 2030, Izvestia reports.

Recall that until 2020 Khusnullin headed the Moscow Department of Urban Construction and now he is the head of the Aggressive Infrastructure Development group.

“I think that the issue of an individual apartment – either for rent or ownership – will be resolved by 2030. We will see and feel all this”, the Deputy Prime Minister said in an interview with the TV-program.

Indeed, modern urban planning policy includes the construction of houses on a large scale. Houses and shopping centers are being built literally at every step – instead of factories or test airfields.

The facts speak for themselves: the average price per square meter in the capital is 220,000 rubles, the average cost of renting a one-room apartment is 36,000. Chances of buying or renting housing in other regions are also not too high. It is almost impossible for an ordinary person to save up for an apartment in the current economic climate. Of course, banks make good money on this situation: where there is housing construction, there is always a mortgage nearby.

In this vicious circle, the working class is forced to spin like a squirrel in a wheel, and the official’s forecast is nothing more than a choice between a bad and a very bad option.