Well, I did found another"Things that make foreigners laugh in Russia" thingy. Check this out:

In the historical part of the city earlier each apartment has a part for "owners" and a part for servants. Second one was way uglier, smaller, darker and faced the yard.

Years after building those (mainly yellow) buildings, people found themselves living in the Soviet Russia. All the big, 8-room apartments were separated into pieces: one room for one family. You may be familiar with the "kommunalka" term.

After the Iron Curtain have fallen, people were buying rooms to have normal apartments (again). They glued rooms together, took down the walls...

Well, at the end of all the movement the numbers of these new apartments really went bananas. That's why we can see things like this. Sixty-first? Really?

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