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Россия: это про владение жильем

Global Tenant, IUT Quarterly Magazin, Sweden. 2017. No. 2. P. 12-12.

In the Soviet Union the housing stock was mainly state-owned. In urban areas state ownership accounted for 79%, in the largest cities up to 90% of the housing stock. Today, about 85% of the urban housing stock is private.In accordance with socialist ideology, rents and housing costs for citizens were nominal and housing was heavily subsidised by the state.The implicit aim of housing privatization was therefore to shift responsibility for the maintenance of the housing sector to consumers.after 20 years of privatization Russia has become a country of poor owners, who cannot afford property maintenance and taxation.Unfortunately, we do not see any positive news and plans about the rental housing stock in Russia