Western-Style Moscow Makeovers

Discarding the drabness of the Soviet era, Muscovites redocorate homes with Western-style individuality.
June 21, 2003, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Suddenly, it seems, everybody is redecorating in the booming city-state of Moscow...Money that was spent on new cars or once-forbidden foreign vacations in the early years after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 is now being spent on the home, according to marketing studies and sociologists...how to reintroduce the concept of Western-style individuality into apartments that still seem to have been decorated according to a central planning decree from the late 1970s."

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Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 in The Washington Post
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