Uzbekistan - Tashkent - House 45, a residential area built during the Soviet era.
In Soviet times, it was really popular to have a commune apartment, one apartment with few families, with shared kitchen and toilet. In Tashkent there were only few.
This is a different idea: all apartments are private, but the yard is shared, so everybody socialised by watching movies, playing sports, doing joint weddings. Everybody knew each other and made friends. After the Soviet revolution, the...more »