This project is dedicated to the phenomenon of the communal apartments. Communal apartments started appearing in Russia in the beginning of the 20th century and still exist. Such apartments differ significantly from private housing: they live separate lives, posses their own language and atmosphere. Saint-Petersburg is considered to be the capital of communal apartments where I found myself in the 33-room communal flat after moving from my home town. Life in that apartment surprised and shocked me, in some ways even fascinated me. Living there was not for me and I soon moved, however my interest in such apartments hasn’t left until now. I visit different communal apartments and continue shooting that amazing life where among everything «communal» there is something that stays «private», where there is some order and comfort among old walls and cluttered hallways, where there is some kindness and private happiness among orphaned walls and chaos. I am very curious to understand this cultural and social phenomenon.