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Russia: Sakhalin Housing and Other Problems

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts pictures from Sakhalin Island and writes about housing and other problems he's encountered there: “We have managed to find a very nice apartment to rent for three months until we find somewhere permanent, which is costing my employers a mere $2,700 a month. Yes, you read that right. In a country where the average wage is around $300 a month, residents of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk can rent out an unrefurbished dump of an apartment for $1,000 per month, a refurbished apartment for $2000-$3000, and a new apartment for $3000-$5000.”

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