Moscow’s Plan To Raze ‘Khrushchyovki’ Sparks Anger, Confusion Ahead Of Elections

An ambitious plan to raze aging Soviet-era housing and resettle 1.6 million Muscovites in new homes was seen as a shrewd political maneuver to boost Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings. But if that was the intention, it isn’t going well. The plan has proved controversial — and is sowing anger and confusion ahead of local and presidential elections next year.


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