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“The Research Institute for Standard and Experimental Housebuilding in Leningrad has designed various-sized hostels for young workers coming to Eastern and Northern Siberia, land of eternal frost, strong winds, deep snow and very low winter temperatures. They can take 120, 260, 400 or 540 people.”
“The hostels will be brick structures, with as much variety in design as possible. They will also be brightly painted, an important aesthetic consideration for people living in these snowy regions. Two persons will live in a room. There will be cafés, clubs, gyms, barber’s and various repair shops on the ground floor.”
“Communal kitchen in young workers’ hostel, with an abundance of cupboards.”
From Sputnik Digest, October 1968.

The Research Institute for Standard and Experimental Housebuilding in Leningrad has designed various-sized hostels for young workers coming to Eastern and Northern Siberia, land of eternal frost, strong winds, deep snow and very low winter temperatures. They can take 120, 260, 400 or 540 people.

The hostels will be brick structures, with as much variety in design as possible. They will also be brightly painted, an important aesthetic consideration for people living in these snowy regions. Two persons will live in a room. There will be cafés, clubs, gyms, barber’s and various repair shops on the ground floor.

Communal kitchen in young workers’ hostel, with an abundance of cupboards.

From Sputnik Digest, October 1968.

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