Signs of the past





Signs of the past

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The lingering signs of the communist era express the physical difficulty of parting with the past: be it monuments that praise principles not shared anymore, crumbling public housing, now sold at astronomical prices which make Moscow one of the most expensive cities in the world to the foreigners, or the hopelessness of once world-leading institutions, resorting to more or less viable commercial enterprises.