Blog - No hot water

Added on Friday, 2011-05-20 21:16 CEST in category Moscow
Unlike in most western countries, most buildings in Moscow receive hot water from outside from a series of plants. This is a relic of the Soviet times, which also means regular maintenance on the pipes.

Now in order to do this, the hot water needs be switched off, meaning area by area in Moscow will see no hot water for about three weeks somewhere in summer. We've just had these three weeks of only cold water, where the only way to properly wash yourself is to boil a pan of water and mix it in with the cold in a big tub…

Moscow seems to take pride in being all western-ish and modern, but Soviet habits die hard… At least we're done for another year, time to take a steaming hot bath :)