On Friday, TV Tsentr broadcast a story on former military men waiting over a year for new apartments due to the lack of proper transfer and ownership documents. Two of the men and a military wife were interviewed. The footage showed a quiet demonstration on Gogolevskiy Bulvar, several blocks from the Defense Ministry.
One officer showed the camera crew his family’s room in an officer’s dormitory. Another walks through a finished apartment building, saying he is into his second year of waiting. The ‘virtual’ apartments exist, but the documents for them don’t. A military wife says their lives and obtaining services are difficult without a permanent place of residence.
The chief of the regional capital construction directorate talked to the demonstrators about ‘complex relations with the contractor,’ but assured them their apartment problems will be resolved in the next month.