Why are they building those buildings instead of paying their huge debts ? And we all know how "private" those companies are.
I never knew that Mirax Group or others participating in this construction are owned by the Russian government.
Who said anything about welfare state ? That money could be used to develop Russian economy rather then having shiny towers.
Which is what this is. There is a severe lack of office space in Moscow, which slows down economic development, as office costs go through the roof. And the money is spent by private companies, and investors from both Russia and abroad.
Isn't this the case anyway in Russia ?
Of course. Just ask Vladimir, who has already eaten his right eye, left ear, nose, and lower jaw.
I don't think a person with no taste like you has the right to decide.
Shade2, you excel at geographic skills. I never knew that Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America were actually in Subsaharan Africa. Unless of course you mean Pangea...
I fail how growing corruption, dictatorship and pandemic in Russia makes the situation "getting better".
And frankly saying Russia's problems are of the category that are the most tragic in the world.
Yeah uhuh. Which is why everyone must just be sad and do nothing.
I am always sceptical towards data produced in dictatorships.
I fail to see the connection.
It is always the case with those poser pseudo-Russian nationalists wannabes.
Russia as the rundown, corrupt and poor place it is.
While there are places which are like that, they are rapidly reducing in size. For example, when I visited my hometown this summer, I walked in the Komsomol Street neighborhood, which I was used to seeing as rundown, with cars on what's left of the lawns, destroyed playgrounds, etc. This time, I saw mowed lawns, repaired sidewalks, cars parked in the parking spaces(or in the communal parking lot nearby), new playgrounds for the children, clean entrances... It's getting better.
Will this bring prosperity to the country or the city?
Yes, because the income generated by this will outstrip the expenditures. Moscow City is not something that some government or oligarchs built as propaganda of themselves. It's rather an indicator of that Russia is recovering, as people can take on projects like that. Also, Russian construction companies gain knowledge of the construction methods for skyscrapers, which they do not have to take on different projects in both Moscow and the regions.
Shade2: If you don't know shit about Russia besides what they tell you on telly there, don't post. It's best for you.
When you crush them, it's only powder. You can't crush us, we're made of steel.