Now that I've gotten over the shell-shock, I'm starting to see a little more. Today on the way to the office I saw several buildings under construction and renovation. Like this one which is getting new layers of insulation and skin.
Friends told me that one problem is that so many of the buildings were built by and are still owned by the government. And they can only fix so many at a time. So they don't have the same incentive that private owners do for keeping the place nice and maintained to keep rents up.
Good day here today, couple of harrowing taxi rides. Lunch at a "Mexican" restaurant but you could have fooled me, I thought we were having another traditional Russian meal.
Dan out.