Garage – Russian Men’s Getaway


Many apartment buildings in Russia have a designated parking lot, but not a garage. Usually, garages are built farther away from a residential area. Many men love escaping to their garages and for them, garage is a home away from home. This is the place, where man is totally relaxed: it’s his cave.This is the weekend or after-work getaway for men. They go there when they are happy or when they have to wait out the storm (angry wife that is). Garage is a perfect place for a man to clear his head, while washing his car and get refreshed with a bottle or two beer. Sometimes, if there are more than one garage-neighbors, they gather up and eat home-made pickles and drink vodka or even fire up a barbeque.

And then they drink, denounce the injustice of life that leaves them thus condemned to the garage, and feel better until such time as they have to confront their wives.

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The men spend a lot of time there, repairing their cars and talking politics or gossiping; at least, that’s what their wives think. After all, what happens in the garage, stays in the garage.



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  1. Also sometimes we celebrating there birthdays. Because celebrating in the home brings problems for our neightbours. And also some ppl don’t have enough free space in the house

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