Swept Under The Banner: Crumbling House Makeover Russian Style

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city was preparing for the visit of a plenipotentiary of the president of Russia. The main reason of the visit and subject of discussion, supposed to be issues of deteriorating housing. Creative city officials decided to sugarcoat the issue and covered facades of old houses, with the banner with the image of beautiful buildings.
A “magical” transformation of the houses was not agreed with the residents, even though people were still living in these houses. So, the windows of their apartments were “sealed.”

And this is how the apartment building looks from the other side.

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